bookbinding starter kit
bookbinding bone folder
bookbinding clicker awl
bookbinding needles and thread
Bookbinding Starter Kit
bookbinding glue brush
Bookbinding Starter Kit
Bookbinding Starter Kit

Bookbinding Starter Kit

Regular price £12.99

This Vintage Paper Co kit contains the basic tools you'll need to make or repair a book at home. All of the tools are of the highest quality and as used in any professional bindery. You can choose to add a glue brush and/or a scalpel to the basic package.  


1x Bookbinding Bone Folder - made with genuine cattle bone. Use this to fold, crease, burnish, smooth, poke, tease, push and pull! These are perhaps the most widely used of all tools in bookbinding and are great for all paper crafts. These are far superior to their plastic or wood counterparts. 

1x Traditional Bookbinding Clicker Awl - perfect for making holes in paper, leather, card and cloth.

5x Bookbinding Needles - You will receive 2 Large Bookbinding Needles and 3 Standard Bookbinding Needles meaning you will have the perfect selection for all gauges of bookbinding threads from lightweight to heavyweight. These are the industry standard for hand bookbinding and are made of nickle-plated steel, they're very strong and will last a long time before they need to be replaced.

Bookbinding Thread - 10 metres of strong waxed linen thread, especially manufactured for the craft of bookbinding. This is our medium gauge (25/3) thread which is great for most weights of paper. 10 metres should be enough to get you started and to make a book or two.


Choose to add the measuring, marking and gluing kit which comes with

1x Self-healing cutting mat - a convenient A4 sized surface to cut on and use sharp tools. It protects your work surface from scratches and helps to prevent premature blunting of scalpels and awls.

1x Steel Ruler - A 30cm, 12 inch metal ruler marked in cm and inches for accurate measuring a sturdy cutting edge.

1x Pencil - Because you always need a pencil when binding or repairing books!

1x Spring Divider - Incredibly handy when measuring and marking gaps and spaces.

1x PVA Bookbinding Glue - a small 40ml bottle of clear (when dry) flexible glue, ideal for bookbinding and book repair. Enough to glue a few entire books or make lots of smaller repairs. Easy to wash off with warm water. 

1x Glue Brush - This size 6 brush is the ideal size for using on smaller books and for repairs. Made using natural hog hair and with no metal parts. Keep clean by running under warm water after use

1x Scalpel - A super sharp trimming tool. Works well on paper, card, thin board, cloth and leather. Supplied with a safety cap. This is very sharp and great care should be taken when in use.