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A Beginner's Guide to the Tools and Materials for Bookbinding

This list was originally compiled for fanfiction bookbinders, but the items listed apply to bookbinding as a whole. :)

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    Microsoft Word
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    Affinity Publisher
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    Adobe InDesign
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    Adobe Acrobat
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    Laser Printer
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    Inkjet Printer
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    Ledger size cream paper
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    Paper of your choice
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    Utility knife with snap-off blades
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    Paper cutter
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    Guillotine paper cutter
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    Self healing cutting mat
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    Sharp pair of scissors
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    French paring knife
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    Cardstock, paper
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    Binder boards/ Davey boards
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    PVA glue PH neutral acid-free
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    Wheat starch adhesive
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    Silicone/rubber spatula
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    Pre-waxed thread
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    Regular sewing thread
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    Beeswax bar
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    Curved needle
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    Straight needle
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    Bookbinding kit
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    Linen tapes
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    Bone folder
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    Teflon folder
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This is a list with all my favorite drawing supplies for beginners. If you want to get started with drawing but don't know what to buy, this list should help you decide what the most important items are.

Remember, you don't need to buy all of these supplies right away. Rather see which supplies might solve any issues you run into in your journey of learning to draw (for example, one issue may be that you are constantly smudging messy media like graphite or charcoal on your hand, and the answer to that may be to buy a big pad of wax paper to protect your paper/hand with).

Start out with the essentials and then branch out from there!

For further reviews or to see these products in action, check out my Youtube Channel , Patreon , and Skillshare !