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Peg And Awl Large Anselm Book Binding Kit
Peg and Awl

Peg And Awl Large Anselm Book Binding Kit


The very first do-it-yourself Peg + Awl product! In the spirit of handmade wares and near-forgotten craft, the Peg + Awl Large Anselm Bookbinding Kit not only offers a journal to fill with words and scribblings, but also teaches the art of hand-bound bookbinding.

The style of this book was influenced by my love of Anselm Kiefer and his book Transition from Cool to Warm, a book the Peg + Awl founders picked up in Brussels one fine evening many years ago. It includes beautiful uncovered books that, in addition to housing extraordinary paintings, also show – with dirt and bendy corners – all of the love and travels his books endured.

Understanding the sewing process of bookbinding is the first step in making a sound book.

is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.


Kit includes:

  • 1 length of thread
  • 1 bookbinder’s needle
  • 2 linen tapes
  • 1 instruction booklet
  • 1 sheet of illustrated steps
  • Hand-torn, line-free Strathmore drawing paper
  • No. of signatures depend on book size (Please see details)

Glue is not included. Wheat paste is easily created by combining one part flour to four parts of hot water. Bleached flour works best.

  • Inches: 6″ tall by 4.5″ wide
  • Metric: 15.2 cm tall by 11.4 cm wide
  • 60 pages