Piano Hinge & Reverse Piano Hinge Bindings

with Janet Reynolds
Thursday, April 4; 1–4pm CT

In this in-person workshop, learn to make a fun, accessible binding developed by Hedi Kyle that can be made with as many signatures (folded gatherings of pages) as you like. Named “Piano Hinge,” this binding resembles the hinge on a piano lid. No sewing is involved. Wooden skewers hinge the signatures together to make this unusual book. The “Reverse Piano Hinge” binding can also have as many signatures as desired, which makes it a wonderful structure for collaborative projects. Ideas for content and variations on the structures will be discussed. Examples will be available for participants to both look at and handle. Come away with two finished books and the skills and experience to make them again independently.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 3 hours, Category A or D

$70/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $13 materials fee
$35 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $13 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

Please note: Registration closes 4/1 at midnight (CT).