We’re so excited to bring you our long anticipated new “workshop in a box” – the leather travel notebook bookbinding kit. In recent years this totemic style of notebook has reached a cult status among stationary addicts worldwide and its not difficult to understand why. It is conceptually ingenious yet simple and the timeless, understated Japanese styling is an harmonious balance between form and function.
It is the quintessential place to organise, plan and record all your adventures, whether they are personal or global. Of course, its not just voyagers and explorers who love these notebooks, they are perfect for everyone; bullet journalers, note keepers, list makers, authors, composers, artists, inventors, and scribblers of every kind.
The cover is a single piece of thick, rugged, superior quality, full grain ‘pull-up’ cow hide. A beautiful leather; soft and robust with a mildly distressed finish. This leather is richly drum dyed and impregnated with oils and waxes; a finish designed to become more beautiful with use. Over time your notebook will mature, accquiring its own unique patina and character.
The true appeal of this notebooks lies in the ingenuity of its design. It is flexible and customisable. The cover contains interchangeable, replaceable saddle-stitched booklets with card pockets and a transparent folder. There is a binder clip to hold rough note paper and a smart pen clip. Since every part of this notebook is replaceable, you can put it to work in daily use knowing it will remain your lifetime companion.
Here at Learn Bookbinding we have built an enviable reputation for producing outstanding craft kits containing high quality, carefully selected tools and materials and incredibly thorough instructions. This kit has downloadable instructions with over 250 easy-to-follow fully illustrated steps. Our kits are designed with the absolute beginner in mind (they are of course also equally suitable for keen crafters with prior experience). If you can thread a needle and draw a straight line along a ruler, you can be confident you will be able to complete one of our kits and create a book to be proud of.
As with all our kits we don’t just want you to make a beautiful object but we want you to ‘learn Bookbinding!’ In completing this kit you will learn a contemporary method of bookbinding in conjunction with the traditional technique of saddle stitching.
This “Lite” version of our Leather Travel Notebook Bookbinding Kit includes:
Downloadable fully illustrated in-depth tuition guide
Heavy duty sealing pliers
3mm heavy duty awl
Medium bookbinding needle
260mm x 220mm 2-2.2mm pull up cowhide panel with rounded corners
Leather bookmark tags
300gsm Kraft card
120gsm assorted A4 short grain paper – 7mm lined, 5mm dotted, plain
100mm x 210mm jotter paper
Pre waxed linen sewing thread
2mm coloured elastic
1mm white elastic
Transparent extra string plastic pocket
Double sided adhesive tape
‘Tin’ button seal
This ‘Lite’ version of the Travel Notebook Kit is ideal if you already have one of my Complete Bookbinding Starter Kits and would prefer not to double up on tools you may already have. If you would prefer the “full” version of this kit with extra tools such as a self-healing cutting mat, genuine bone folder, heavy duty craft knife and other crafty essentials you can find it here: Travel Notebook Kit – Full