Thursday, April 30, 2009

An Etsy Guide to Bookbinding Supplies

I just spent my entire evening compiling this for the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team's blog. This is definitly a resource worth sharing so I will paste the whole thing here as well. Everyone loves shopping for supplies!


An Etsy Guide to Bookbinding Supplies
So you were wondering if it would be possible to buy all your bookbinding supplies on Etsy? Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. So what can we find on Etsy to make a fabulous handmade journal?

PAGES

We need some paper for the pages. Perhaps a prepared text block from:
AfainBooks
Or handmade paper to make our own, from:
PulpArt
Againstthegrain13
Or eco-friendly and lokta papers from:
QualityCraftSupplies


COVER

For the cover we have several options. We could use leather, book cloth, or decorative paper. If you like leather, have a look at these shops:
KarleighJae
SantosLeather
SuedeItaly

Custom bookcloth is available from:
Yardwork

There is a good selection of decorative papers for the covers or endpapers. You could get some hand-marbled paper from these shops:
Dkoepp
Bielik
MyMarbledPapers

Japanese Chiyogami is available from:
WashiPaper
FromJapanwtihLove
PebblestonePapery

Or you might like to use some handmade paste paper from:
Dkoepp
MyMarbledPapers
WrenHavenTools

Or handmade Batik paper:
Dkoepp

Maybe Japanese Suminagashi paper:
MyMarbledPapers

Or some gorgeous Italian or Tibetan decorative papers from:
PiacereMioPaperie

SEWING

You can buy linen thread from:
WashiPaper
Pantone334

ACCESSORIES

You might like to get some false headbands for your journal from:
Contexto
Pantone334

Or some hardware such as:
- metal corners from Contexto
- screw posts from Janiesmash
- clasps from BlueFlameLeather

TOOLS

If you need a new bone folder, visit:
PiacereMioPaperie
AnnieHowes
RandyArnold (handmade Ebony folding tools)

Perhaps a hole punch drill from:
TheIndigoRaven

And pick up some PVA at:
AnnieHowes
PiacereMioPaperie

Get brass triangles, weights, or micro scissors from:
WrenHavenTools

Or tools for gold tooling, from:
KarleighJae

EQUIPMENT

You might want to consider getting a sewing cradle from:
ComfortableShoes

Or a handy book press from one of these shops:
UberArt
BrazenDevice

9 comments:

twostraycats said...

Wonderful, informative post Rhonda!
Thanks so much for taking the time to do the research and compile all the different listings.

annebanan said...

This is fabulous. I love lists like this. I can browse and shop and dream about projects to make. Thank you!

diane said...

This is really useful. It never occurred to me to look on Etsy for materials, I assumed it was just finished products.

Ooh, I am going to have so much fun checking these out. Thanks so much!

Yardwork said...

Thanks for the mention, Rhonda! I'm a little low on bookcloth stock right now because I've been concerned that it's not a good product for etsy sales. I do love making it though! I would appreciate any comments, critiques, concerns (through the conversation feature at etsy) as far as sizes, colors, prices, etc. go. Sorry for jumping on your blog like this, Rhonda - just want to make the best product for all of you bookbinders!

Rhonda said...

thank you twostraycats, annebanan, and diane!

Yardwork, you're welcome! And no problem, you are welcome to come by here any time. Your book cloth looks so great, it deserves the attention.

AUSTRIA KREATIV said...

Great list, and very useful. I'll go on a shoppingtrip and hopefully won't be broke after it ;)
Thank you!

corra said...

this is exactly what I need, thank you so much for the list!

Rhonda said...

you're welcome, austria_kreativ and corra! have fun shopping :)

BookGirl said...

Thank you, Rhonda! This is a terrific resource list.

Clara

P.S. Love, love, love your steampunk journals.