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Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit
Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit
Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit
Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit
Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit
Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit
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Make Your Own Notebooks: Course + Kit

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Learn how to make an artisanal notebook from scratch using basic bookbinding techniques and tools.

Try basic bookbinding skills and gain the confidence to continue making beautifully bound books and notebooks from home. You'll be introduced to some bookbinding tools as well as basic bookbinding techniques. 

Learn how to make a single section, quarter-bound cloth notebook, the perfect keepsake for storing your own thoughts or for gifting to the writer in your life.

You will receive a kit (pictured) that allows you to create two notebooks from different coloured cloths (finished books pictured), and get introduced to specialist bookbinding tools as well as some basic book-binding techniques. You will get to make your very own personalised notebook and skills to continue making beautiful notebooks anywhere.

Learn how to make a single section, quarter-bound cloth notebook, the perfect keepsake for storing your own thoughts or for gifting to the writer in your life.

* Please note that some items may differ slightly from images shown, dependent on available suppliers.

What's in the kit?

This kit contains materials to make two notebooks - size 15.5 x 11cm:
  • 1 x Bone folder
  • 1 x Awl
  • 1 x Paste brush
  • 1 x Pot of bookbinders glue
  • 16 x Sheets of text paper
  • 4 x Boards
  • 4 x Endpapers
  • 2 x Spine linings
  • 1 x Sewing template
  • 1 x Size 18 needle
  • 1 x Thread
  • 2 x Spine cloths - narrower cloth
  • 4 x Cover cloths
  • 1 x Spine gauge
  • 1 x 8 cm ruler
  • 1 x Nipping gauge
  • 2 x Blotting paper (re-usable)
  • 2 x Silicone release Paper (re-usable)

How this course is taught?

Through an online course which includes video, photography and written instruction from Hanbury Press you will learn how to make an artisanal notebook from scratch using basic bookbinding techniques and tools.

What else do I need?

  • An apron
  • Scissors
  • A bin near by to throw away gluey waste paper immediately
  • Waste paper - can be newspaper
  • A cutting mat or some flat surface you are not concern with getting marked or dirty
  • Boards or some heavy books larger than the notebooks for pressing over night

Delivery info

This kit will be delivered via dropshipping by Hermes.

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Steve Roberts
Enjoyable and interesting course

Just finished the first of two notebooks -- the second will be even better! I hadn't ever done anything like this before and found it interesting and I'm pleased with the result. It was fun to have choices of cover cloth. It was a good idea to have both written instructions and video -- instructions on their own may not have been enough to explain the stages. Thanks to Kate and to Yodomo!

PS - My notebook is currently under a heavy weight as a final stage, hence I can't post a picture yet!

Thanks for the lovely feedback! Would love to see the finished books if you get the chance. Will share this feedback with Kate too.

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Ross Sleight
What a brilliant course and kit

Kit arrived in good time for the online course which was conducted by a Webinar, and was really high quality with enough materials to make two notebooks. All that you needed was included, even hand cut tools. The course with Kate was excellent - over two hours Kate took us through every stage of making a notebook with clear and easy instruction and at the end I had a brilliant end product and had a really enjoyable time. Am now working on my second notebook from the product in the first kit. Absolutely awesome.

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Carl
Excellent workshop

Lockdown has presented challenges to a number of people and I wanted to do something different, this course tugged on my creative strings and I thought I could start to learn the basics to decide of this was something new to challenge me. I placed the order and a package arrived a few days later with all of the materials (enough to make 2 books) and specialist tools as listed (you'll also need to provide a couple of other things like scissors and maybe a cutting mat). All of the materials were very nicely packaged and individually wrapped, I couldn't wait to get started. an email before the course advises of the next steps and some additional items you'll beed (scissors etc)

On the day of the workshop I prepped the workspace and eagerly waited for it to start.

The workshop was easy to follow, Kate provided clear direction and the pace for me was absolutely fine, it's a different environment to an 'inperson' workshop as you can't see what others are doing or show in great detail what you've accomplished as webcams are not ideal for this but it works.

I ended up with a really nice notebook, the workshop ticked all of my boxes for learning outcomes and in the end I can now go and make the second one. I like it so much I don't want to write in it and spoil it!!

Overall a brilliant workshop, thank you to Kate for making this an enjoyable and practical afternoon.