Volcano Arts – newsletter, blog, and in person classes – a great resource
Talas - Wide selection of tools and papers; good place for samples for specifying papers types
Hollanders - In addition to supplies, also have kits and books on bookbinding
The Paper Source - More of a stationers shop, but has some great ideas for books for special occasions, envelopes, and papers
I posted an idea for upcycling coffee cuffs a while back and was looking for more ideas on what to do with those things (yeah, I know, how about reusing them…)
I did find these fabulous ideas:
Coffee Sleeve Mini Album Video Tutorial from Inspirational Techniques and Tutorials
Altered Coffee Sleeve Mini Album – Steampunk Debutante from graphic45
Recycling a Coffee Cup Sleeve into Mini Scrapbook Albums from Rita Hutcheson-Cobbs
If you need more inspiration, there’s always Pinterest.
My good friend, Paula (of My Soup for You fame), asked me to make a composition book for her son.
I created the 9-stave page in Photoshop, took it to Kinko’s and ran off about 50 copies to make the signatures. I left a space for him to name and date his works, and customized it with his name.
Them I bound it with coptic stitch and an embossed cover.
I also covered each signature with a different color to give the spine some interest.
Sage Reynolds - Sage Reynolds has hands down the best instructional videos for bookbinding. His tips for setting up your workspace and gluing techniques are fantastic.
A Visual Reference from Emily Duong – back to basics pictorials of bookbinding types – great inspiration.
Eden Workshops – for when you feel like you don’t have enough challenges in your life. These tutorials are thorough and easy to follow steps for fairly complicated bookbinding techniques.
Bookbinding Etsy Street Team – whole bunches of links to worthy book ideas, techniques and inspiration
Thea Neubauer Sister-Mag - Simple but precise and beautiful video on two needle coptic