BookLove Materials

Basic tools

Bone Folder
Cutting mat
Glue stick
Metal Ruler
Needle (Bookbinder’s Size 18)
Waxed linen thread
Notebook and pen
Large Paint Brush
Glue brush
Slitting knife
PVA glue


4 X sheets of cartridge paper/Bristol Board – 160gsm – A3 size – 11 inches X 17 inches
4 X sheets of thick cartridge paper/Bristol Board – 200gsm – A3 size – 11 inches X 17 inches
1 X large sheet of Watercolour Paper – 240-300gsm – 56cm x 76 cm or 22 x 30 inches
Grey board -2mm (0.08 of an inch) or 2000microns thick – A3 size – 11 inches x 17 inches
50+ sheets of copy paper (A4 size or Letter size)
A variety of patterned/printed paper
Waste paper

Rachel’s favourite paper is Somerset.

A variety of writing instruments

Dip pen
Gel pen
Ink pen
Felt tips
Fibre markers

Other items

Dry transfer letters
Alphabet rubber stamps
Found box (tray and lid) size to be determined in Week Two
Boards or heavy books to use as press