This specially assembled kit is the perfect for anyone interested in exploring the wonderful world of book binding.
We have four beautiful cover papers to choose from, including Black and White Bird, Blue, Green and Red Lattice. The 'Chiyogami' papers used (literally translated as '1000 generation papers') are similar to origami 'washi' paper and are traditionally block printed.
All the items are handmade by Shepherds in their London and Wiltshire workshops or sourced directly from the world's best paper makers.
Each kit contains:
- One strip of spine cloth
- Two pieces of Japanese "chiyogami" pattern paper
- Two pieces of grey backing board
- One inner spine stiffener
- One tub of glue
- A glue brush
- One book block
- Detailed instructions
You will also need a small pair of scissors and a bone folder, such as our Teflon bone folder, or a similar smooth, pointed object.
The passionate and knowledgeable team at Shepherds have been trading in the heart of London since 1973. They supply a fantastic range of bookbinding tools, supplies & materials, archival products and fine art and Japanese papers to the world's most (and least!) famous artists.
Shephards also provide extensive advice on the bookbinding process, offering courses and lectures from both stores and on-line via their blog.