Thursday, February 28, 2019

PIANO HINGE ACCORDION BOOK WORKSHOP

The March NORBAG workshop will feature Lara Cox teaching Hedi Kyle's Piano Hinge Accordion book. This book structure is a variation of the piano hinge album. A fun part of the structure is the individual folios which feature window cut-outs filled with Mylar inserts (pockets). The Mylar allows light to pass through the pages, creating shadows, reflections and see-through parts depending on your design. This allows the maker to run wild with content such as collage material, stencils, prints, drawings and photographs to name a few options.





Tools to Bring:

  • Cutting mat
  • X-acto knife or similar tool
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • Double sided tape (Note: this structure uses quite a lot of tape.)
  • Paper Clips

Materials to Bring:


  • Content for Mylar pockets such as cutouts that produce shadows or other ideas such as mentioned in the above description. Please note that there are four pages and the see-through part of the pages will measure 3.5" tall x 5" wide.
  • For the accordion hinge: One (6" x 12") piece of text weight paper (90 gsm).
  • For the pages: Four (6" x 17") pieces of cover weight paper (Mi-Teintes works well).
  • For the covers: Two (6" x 17.5") pieces of cover weight paper such as Mi-Teintes.

Lara will supply:


  • Instructions
  • For the pockets: Mylar sheets (Four pieces measuring 4.5" x 12").
  • For the hinge: Wooden rod measuring 6" long

When:   Saturday, March 9, at noon
Where:  Eureka Methodist Church, Del Norte & F Streets
Bring:    See above list
Cost:     $2
RSVP:    Yes, to Lara by Wed. March 8 (contact info in the newsletter).

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