Pamphlet Stitch Bookmaking Kit

$20.00

Description

Sketchbooks, journals, diaries…all handmade! Learn how to create a hand-stitched book with colorful recycled poster covers from the Book Arts collection. Pamphlet stitch is a simple one-signature (one folded grouping) binding of pages, and is a perfect foray into the world of handmade books. This kit includes an instruction booklet of photos and easy step-by-step descriptions.
Kit makes 3 8.5″ x 5.75″ books, ten pages each.
Suitable for ages 8+, young children may need assistance.
What will you do with your handmade book? We’re excited to see! Post your finished creation on your favorite social media site, and don’t forget to tag us @WNYBookArtsCenter

Materials included:

• Instruction booklet of photos and step-by-step descriptions
• 30 8.5″ x 11″ papers (10 per book)
• 3 8.5″ x 11.5” book covers from recycled cut-offs of hand-printed posters
• 1 bookbinding needle
• 3 lengths of waxed linen bookbinding thread in various colors
• 5 paperclips
• and a button surprise!
 
Bone folder and awl not included. There are suitable household alternatives to bone folders (a bookbinders tool used to fold creases in paper) such as popsicle sticks or any small straight edge. Want the real thing? Purchase a bone folder from Book Arts.
Suitable alternatives to awls (a bookbinders tool used to pre-poke holes) include a needle with a wine cork or bit of cloth wrapped around the eye for extra support.
Like us, no kit is exactly the same! Paper colors and designs may differ from photographs.