Binding a MYSTICAL Handmade GRIMOIRE / Book of Shadows!

Today we’re bookbinding a mystical leatherbound grimoire!

– Real leather, black sheepskin leather 0.4mm thick
– 96 sheets A3 sized sketchbook paper (110 gsm)
– 2 sheets A3 black paper as end sheets (140 gsm)
– Waxed thread:
– Hemp / jute cord for stitching:
– Brass corner decorations:
– Corner protectors:
– Leather cord for headbands:
– Embroidery thread for headbands:
– Brass buckles:
– Large amethyst stone:
– Oval filigree:
– Satin ribbon markers:
– Linen cloth for burnishing and covering the spine
– Leather dye
– Greaseproof parchment paper
– 3 mm wood fiberboard covers

– Basic leather crafting kit:
– Leather stitching kit:
– Awl:
– Swivel knife:
– Leather hole punch:
– Leather cap rivet set:
– Mallet:
– Bone folder:
– Small spray bottle for coffee staining:
– Coping saw
– Book press
– Stitching jig (or a suitable chair)
– White PVA glue (wood glue)
– Contact glue
– Thick needle
– Scissors & x-acto knife
– Stapler & hammer
– Wax for leather

Restoring a book press:
How to sew the signatures together:


Today we’re making a DIY huge, heavy, leatherbound grimoire – using real leather and traditional bookbinding techniques. By adding a large amethyst stone to the cover, sewing headbands and carving patterns with gold leaf, it really ends up looking like an “ancient”, mystical fantasy book!

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22 Replies to “Binding a MYSTICAL Handmade GRIMOIRE / Book of Shadows!”

  1. Leandro Megarock

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    today they start from the process
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  2. Wor A Linut

    Я очень извиняюсь, не очень хорошо знаю английский язык, но надеюсь, что переводчик всё перевёл хорошо: Hello, I really liked what you do. It is very beautiful and atmospheric. But I don’t understand how to make a book without filling it out. I don’t think that you will sit and think about the spells that you invented a couple of seconds ago, how strange they would not be (after all, this is Black, forbidden, Grimoire). Therefore, I consider this video useless, since it was created without the idea for which this book was conceived, but not fulfilled. Yes, I repeat, it is made awesome, but without filling: garbage. This is my personal opinion and take it as you want.


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