Anselm Bookbinding Kit

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The very first do-it-yourself Peg and Awl product! In the spirit of handmade wares and near-forgotten craft, our bookbinding kit not only offers a journal to fill with words and scribblings, but also teaches the art of hand-bound bookbinding.

The style of this book was influenced by my love of Anselm Kiefer and his book Transition from Cool to Warm, a book I picked up in Brussels one fine evening many years ago. It includes beautiful uncovered books that, in addition to housing extraordinary paintings, also show – with dirt and bendy corners – all of the love and travels his books endured.

Understanding the sewing process of bookbinding is the first step in making a sound book.

Kit includes:

  • 1 length of thread
  • 1 bookbinder’s needle
  • 2 linen tapes
  • 1 instruction booklet
  • 1 sheet of illustrated steps
  • Hand-torn, line-free Strathmore drawing paper
  • No. of signatures depend on book size (Please see details)
  • Made in Philadelphia, Penna.
Glue is not included. Wheat paste is easily created by combining one part flour to four parts of hot water. Bleached flour works best.

Though some products may take up to 7 days to ship, most are in-stock and ready to ship immediately. Please inquire about the readiness of specific products.

4″ Anselm Kit
Inches: 4.5″ tall by 3″ wide
Metric: 11.4 cm by 8.9 cm
40 pages

6″ Anselm Kit
Inches: 6″ tall by 4.5″ wide
Metric: 15.2 cm tall by 11.4 cm wide
60 pages

$22.00 22.00
+ $5.29 shipping

In Stock.

Usually takes between 6 and 10 days to create

Ships from and sold by Peg and Awl.


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Peg and Awl
Treasures Built From Abandoned Materials in Pennsylvania
Featured Artisans Martha Stewart American Made

Product specifications

Technical Details
Production Method All of our bookbinding products are made with hand-torn, line-free Strathmore drawing paper
Featured Stores Featured Artisans, Martha Stewart American Made
Material Hand-torn and line-free Strathmore drawing paper, 1 bookbinder's needle, 2 linen tapes, Instruction booklet

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