Bookbinding Kits


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This DIY kit introduces the craft of bookbinding through thoughtful and easy-to-follow instructions that are adaptable for future projects.  Each kit includes a detailed instruction booklet with a step-by-step photo tutorial and the tools and materials to create a 70-page hand-bound journal that is 3¼ inches wide and 4¾ inches tall.  The tools in the kit can be used again to create more books. Each kit comes packaged in a 4.75 x 6.25 x 2.25 inch craft box and is available in blue or dusty rose.

(2) pieces of plant-dyed organic cotton/hemp fabric for cover & back
40” of waxed thread
(7) 3-page pamphlets of drawing paper for book interior
(1) extra folded sheet of paper for use as a template
(4) rectangles of card stock
Curved needle
Acid-free adhesive (PVA)
Sponge brush
Bone folder
[Gather from home: scissors & scrap paper]

Meet the Maker: Kata Gold
Kata Golda is a craft studio in the mossy seaside town of Port Townsend, WA run by Taproot Contributor Alison Kaplan.  The business is named after Alison’s great grandmothers who laid the foundation for hand work in her family. Kata Golda preserves and promotes crafts such as needlework, letterpress, pottery, hand-dyed textiles, stitched felt and bookbinding. Alison finds inspiration for her work in the woods, farmlands and beaches of her Pacific Northwest wonderland.