Tools and Materials

MapLove: Online bookart with The Travelling Bookbinder. Multi map fold.

MapLove is suitable for all levels of experience. Below is a list of items you will need. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

(The Travelling Bookbinder receives a (very small) commission on any linked items that you choose to buy. )

What you will need

Cutting mat

Cutting knife

Bone folder

Binder ring 


  • Copy paper
  • Cartridge – the course is designed to work with an A3 pad of 160gsm+ drawing paper
  • Watercolour
  • Tracing

Maps to cut up:

Road map, world atlas, city plan, walking map, area map – find in second hand shops, yard sales, charity shops. Read Rachel’s blog about finding ephemera

Magazines to cut up


Luggage labels

Mechanical pencil

Fine line pen

White gel pen

White paint pen

Water soluble wax pastels


Linen thread

Coloured thread (embroidery)

Ribbon or string


Hole punch

Corner rounder


Glue brush

Glue stick