Books and Other Stuff

mostly about making books - blank and otherwise - reading books and keeping a reading diary

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Piano Hinge Binding

I first learned this method of binding from Denise deMarie at a workshop in Sisters, Oregon

This is another style of binding that opens flat - making it easy for writing and painting or collage


Blogger Janet said...

Janice - Your books are wonderful!! Can you direct me to any sources of instruction so I can make some too? :^)

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Janice said...

Janet - my favorite book about bookbinding is Keith Smith's Non-Adhesive Binding. I mentioned on this blog, but I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. Shereen LaPlantz' Cover to Cover is much easier to follow - but more about art books than functional books.

Gwen Diehn, in her The Decorated Journal has a section on making books - both easy and functional. I think this would be a good starting point.

And Gwen posted instructions at EDM for her version of piano hinge - I'm going to try it later this week. It's a little different and looks to be quite quick and easy.

1:19 PM  

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