Specialist Letterpress Technician Klara Vith shares her sketching and bookbinding toolbox with us.
Klara’s tools are housed in various boxes, leather and felt roll cases and pencil cases that all sit neatly in a drawer.
We asked Klara:
What is the one must-have basic essential (most used) tool in your toolbox?
Knife protectors for all sharps, this includes cutting knives, scalpels and shoe knives for cutting paper. Sharp covers can be easily made using paper and tape. These covers provide protection and keep points sharp
What is your favourite tool?
My Rotring Isograph technical drawing pen. These pens can be refilled, the ink flows really well and the nibs come in various sizes so you can draw with super fine lines.
What is the weirdest/quirkiest/most specialist tool you have?
My handmade ‘Nifty Tool’. I designed a clear sheet of acrylic that has a pica grid laser engraved into it. It has a small wooden handle and allows me to make square alignments easily and square off the edges of my prints.