Japanese Bookbinding Craft Kit and Tutorial
This month, we’ve taken inspiration from vintage steam train journeys; the smell of soot, the beautifully painted wood, patterned seats, the rhythm of the train, watching the landscape change and letting our minds wander…
photo: Lee Hull
When I think of train journeys – any train journey – I love to have a notebook with me. It’s where thoughts flow, you can explore ideas, and get a sense of perspective as the landscape changes outside you.
So, with materials including these…
This is what you’ll make…
Yes, we’re bookbinding!
And loving the heritage, craftsmanship and romanticism of steam railways, we found an extra special cover for you.
This month’s project is to make a Japanese-bound notebook with a hand-marbled paper cover and beautiful cream pages inside.
Your kit includes everything you need for the project; you’ll just need a ruler, pencil and pair of scissors.
This is a great craft to learn, and this simple bookbinding process is one you can pick up easily and use again and again to make your own notebooks.
Even better, no more thinking that you can’t use a pretty notebook, because you can easily make another one when you’ve filled this one…
You can see the video tutorial for this kit below.
Orders are now closed for this craft kit.
If you’d like to join us for the next kit, you’ll find more details below…
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Each month, we design a limited edition craft kit for you. It could be macrame, ceramics, book-binding – or something completely different!
Beautifully packaged, your box will arrive full of inspiration and all the materials, tools and instructions to make a complete project.
This month’s project is to make a Stitched Shibori Tea Towel, perfect to brighten up drying the dishes!
Shibori is the Japanese art of binding or stitching an item of fabric then dyeing it to create beautiful and unusual patterns.
Your kit includes everything you need for the project; you’ll just need scissors, a basin or bucket, and a measuring jug.
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Orders for our next box close on 31 January 2020 in:
This kit will be posted on Friday 14 February.
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