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BookFest Demo: Hardcover Bookbinding

July 11, 2020 - September 7, 2020

To celebrate Summer of BookFest, we’re hosting free, family friendly demos in bookmaking, printmaking & more! Play along with materials from home, or visit our online Shop for demo artmaking kits.

Sketchbooks, journals, diaries, story books…all handmade! Learn how to create a hand-stitched hardcover book. Watch along, create with bookbinding materials from home, or purchase the kit! In this timelapse tutorial, we’re using materials & tools from our Hardcover Bookbinding Kit, available in our online Shop.

The kit includes instructions and essential materials to make 3 hardcover books. Perfect for older children or adults who are looking for a quick, easy introduction to book making!

Beeswax, sewing template & binding instructions, gluebrush, mull, spine backing, bonefolder, bookbinding needle, book cloth, head/tail band, awl, waxed linen binding thread, linen tape, book board, decorative paper, text block paper

This timelapse tutorial was created by Book Arts Studio Intern Megan Shortt. Megan is a a senior BFA graphic design student at the University at Buffalo, who has an affinity for finding the simple joys in life. Her current weird love is for beads and being able to leave her house 🙂 In the winter, she teaches skiing and in the other seasons she spends her free time finding new ways to make art…which led her to pursue an internship with Book Arts! See what she had to say about our virtual Members’ Exhibition, here.


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Hardcover Bookbinding Kit – Makes 3 Books!

All the materials to create 3 hand-bound hardcover books! 


2 in stock


July 11, 2020
September 7, 2020
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