While machines have brought books into the modern age, the centuries-old hand-binding techniques have withstood time. As with all arts and crafts project, it’s the human touch that adds that something special. At The Siam Bindery, we’re continuing on the hand-bound bookmaking path using the time-honoured binding techniques.
It takes several hours to design and craft each book. The whole process is done entirely by hand using various craft and bookbinding hand tools. The pages of each book get hand-sewn to the book covers or leather, which means that these notebooks are unlike the mass-produced notebooks found in any book or stationary shop.
For artists, stay-at-home parents, students and others considering starting a craft business, bookbinding is a great choice. Learn how to design and make your very own journals, sketch books, photo albums, travel notebooks, portfolios and recipe books with our wide range of bookbinding tutorials. Furthermore, crafters, DIYers and teachers will find bookbinding to be creative, challenging and highly rewarding.
Our tools and stationary are well-suited for beginner bookbinders, scrapbooking afficionados, and other craftspeople.
I ordered two bookbinding toolkits from the Siam Bindery. I cannot praise all aspects of my experience with this business and its owner highly enough. Especially because I am in the US and I was purchasing items from another country (Thailand) and because I am a bookbinding novice, I had a huge number of questions to be answered before I could decide on the right items to purchase. Damian was extraordinarily helpful and patient and answered every stupid question I had thoroughly. He helped me put together the order I wanted and consolidated items so there weren't many duplicates across the two purchases and so I received some extras of things I thought I might need. I was extremely pleased with the quality of my order when I received it. I have only the highest praise and regard for my dealings with this company!
I looked everywhere for directions on using paired needles for Coptic stitch and found little to nothing. These directions were excellent. The tutorial takes you step-by-step and is accompanied by color photos. The author even made himself available for questions. I was able to finish three journals within just a couple of days---and they look great!