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
  • 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. Link to blog post about finding ephemera 

Magazines to cut up


Luggage labels

Mechanical pencil

Fine line pen


Linen thread

Coloured thread (embroidery)

Ribbon or string


Hole punch


Glue brush

Glue stick