Pre-shredded and blender friendly. Made from 100% white cotton rag pulp. 8 oz.
A favorite fiber of traditional paper makers and studio artists. This natural color fiber comes from banana plant leaves grown in the Philippines. Pre-beaten and prepared for paper making, abaca pulp rehydrates in the kitchen blender.
The imported unbleached linen thread with a satin finish is one of the strongest and highest quality threads available. It has been a favorite hand-sewing thread for decades. Sold in 0.5 lb. cones in the following numbers. Price each.
Create your own storage boxes for your valuable rare books and documents with these acid-free 20 point boards. These soil-resistant cream color boards are scored every 0.25'' for easy folding and are available in a wide range of sizes. Enclosure ... read more
Archivally safe book plates offer an excellent means of recognizing a patron's generosity or for identifying a special collection. The elegant design is printed in black with a pH of 8.5 and 3% calcium carbonate buffer. Custom imprinting is available ... read more
Beeswax is the traditional material used by conservators and book binders for waxing thread to make difficult sewing jobs easier to accomplish. Sold in 1 oz. blocks.
Similar to wheat starch, but it yields a lighter, thinner starch adhesive paste after cooking. NOTE: Must be cooked. Click on the RESOURCES tab to see the recipe.
Choose hard weights or soft weights. The soft weights are 1000 Denier Cordura cloth filled with hot-oiled processed steel shot. These weights are durable and practical as well as color safe. The hard weights are contoured for easy handling and ... read more
Designed to securely hold papers in place. Handles can be used to hang clipped materials or folded flat for easy filing. Price per package of 12 clips.
A natural color # 10 cotton binding thread specifically made for heavy duty book repairs. Available in 1500 yard spools. Price each.
Genuine linen tape is closely woven for strength; 0.375" width accommodates most popular size books.
Strong genuine Irish linen thread. For hand sewing. Expands with moisture to prevent tears in paper.
The perfect solution to a smelly problem. These treated granules absorb moisture and odors. Use to treat books, paper, clothing or other inanimate objects. It will remove cigarette smoke, mildew odors and general mustiness. These granules are an inert and ... read more
Book Plates offer an excellent means of recognizing patrons' generosity as well as identifying special collections. Available in styles A or B. Printed in black ink on white gummed paper. They are made of acid-free white 20# Perma/Dur paper with ... read more
This versatile press is a must for all bookbinding work. Used by both the professional and the hobbyist it combines the features of a backing press, finishing press, standing press and brass-edged boards. Two vertical edges reinforced with brass strip.The ... read more
A first of its kind, do-it-yourself repair kit for hardbound and paperback books which celebrates the practice and process of preserving and repairing books. Access for the first time to the tools, papers, repair tapes and other archival materials used ... read more
Both the 1" and 2" tapes are used to hinge covers, reinforce pamphlets, repair covers and loose pages. They use a strong, acid-free linen fabric coated with neutral pH adhesive. While the repair is permanent the tape may be removed ... read more
Book Repair Wings offer an inexpensive means of reinforcing book spines and corners. One size fits most books and no measuring or cutting is needed. Book Repair Wings are made of the same long lasting cloth material as our cloth ... read more
Sized to accommodate sturdy bookbinding threads, these needles have a length that is easy to handle and a slightly blunted point to reduce paper snags. Manufactured from the finest grade steel. Price per package.
In this Bookbinders Workshop Instructional Series, Mr. Michael Chrisman demonstrates the complete and historically correct rebinding of an early 19th Century book in period-style leather. He begins with a book that is lacking its entire binding and which needs to ... read more