ONLINE Bookbinding: Piano Hinge & Reverse Piano Hinge Books - Thurs 16th March 2023 at 10am
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service of this workshop for 60 days.
Please note that the follow up session is not recorded.
Thurs 16th March 10am - 11:30am workshop demo
Thurs 30th March 10am - 11am follow up & feedback session
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for beginners right through to those with some experience of making books. You needn't have the materials ready whilst watching this online demonstration – it is a time to watch, ask and learn.
Handmade books meet paper engineering in this brand-new workshop. Janina will show you how to make two related but different book structures – a piano hinge and reverse piano hinge.
The piano hinge book structure is held together by kebab sticks and clever cutting, and the reverse piano hinge by ingenious tabs which are only visible inside the book
Janina will demonstrate all the steps involved during the first live session. Students are invited to watch, but also ask any questions during the demonstration. The feedback session will give students a chance to show off their creations, and also ask any further questions.
Both of the demonstration books will be A6 in size
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Sharp pencil and eraser
- Cutting mat, metal ruler and craft knife
- Sharp pointy scissors
- Glue stick
- Scrap paper for gluing and to make cutting template
Other tools if you have them
- Bone folder (for creasing paper)
- Clip knife or shoe knife (for slicing paper)
- T square ruler (for accurate 90-degree angles)
Materials for piano hinge book
- 16 sheets white A4 paper e.g., 80gsm printer weight paper
- 4 sheets coloured A4 paper – can be plain or patterned, 80gsm or heavier
- 2 sheets coordinating A4 paper for the covers
- 8 thin wooden kebab sticks, pointed at one end. 20cm long (15cm is ok. 30cm would need to be cut down)
Optional extra materials for piano hinge
- Small beads with large enough hole to go over the ends of the kebab sticks, plus strong glue
- Thick thread / thin string or similar to create a small weaving at the end of the kebab sticks
Reverse piano hinge
- 2 sheets A4 paper e.g., 140gsm cartridge
- 1 sheet of single sided or double sided patterned thin card / heavy paper 30cm wide by 9cm high
- 1 sheet of coordinating double sided thin card / heavy paper approx. 15cm wide and 15 cm high
- Scraps of extra decorative paper / card to decorate the covers
Links to suppliers
Seawhites for plain and coloured paper
Hobbycraft or the Range for patterned scrapbook papers and card, general arts and craft supplies
Hobbycraft | Shop Craft Supplies Online
The Range - Furniture, Bedding, Curtains, Crafts, DIY, Garden & More
Party & Paper Solutions 100 x BAMBOO WOODEN BBQ SKEWERS- 20cm/ 8 inches : Amazon.co.uk: Garden
Hewitt for bone folder, clip knife and other bookbinding supplies
J Hewit & Sons Ltd - Leather Manufacturers (hewitonline.com)
T square ruler
LEBQ 12 Inch/30 cm Junior T-Square Plastic Transparent T-Ruler for Drafting and General Layout Work (1) : Amazon.co.uk: Stationery & Office Supplies
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Janina will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.
*The follow up session is not recorded to ensure that you have an opportunity to share your work with the rest of the class, and receive personal feedback, without feeling self-conscious about being recorded. We would encourage you all to join us live if you can – even if you were signed up as a ‘recording only’ participant for the workshop.