Tuesday, December 31, 2019

AUSTRALIAN REVERSE PIANO HINGE BINDING

Let's start off the first workshop of 2020 with this versatile binding taught by Dianne Byington. Apparently there are numerous variations and different names for this binding (Dianne found six). To add to our skills and techniques we will make an exposed-hinge cover, concealed-hinge cover, narrow and wide paper hinge pins, flat wooden hinge pin, insert and adhere an extra page for memorabilia or ephemera, AND make a hinge binding strip out of Canson Mi-Teints, Fabriano Tiziano, Tyvek, or 65+ lb cardstock.


Basic book with hinge & pin variations.



Flamboyant variations are within the realm of possibility.



Materials to bring:

  • Double-sided tape, any size from 1/4" to 1" wide
  • 4 pieces of cardstock for pages, any colors: 4 1/4" (or taller) x 11" folded in half to size 4 1/4" (or taller) x 5 1/2"
  • 1 piece of cardstock for hinge pins, any color: 4 1/4" (or taller) x 3"

Tools to bring:


  • Awl or push pin or paper piercing tool
  • Craft knife or Xacto
  • Cutting mat
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Magazine for piercing cradle (optional)
  • Ruler (optional)

Dianne will provide:
Some hinge binding strips and hinge pins and instructions. 


When:    Saturday, Jan. 11 at noon
Where:   Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
Bring:     See list above
Cost:      $1
RSVP:     To Dianne by Jan. 7. Contact information in the newsletter

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