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Post by Lorraine on Tue 7 Oct 2008 - 22:27

PIANO HINGE BOOK

Here you go, girls. Thought those of you that haven't done one of these might like it.

To make this book, you will need card, wooden barbeque skewers and thin cord or waxy flax. This tutorial uses waxy flax.

First of all, decide what size book you want to make and how many pages you want. This one is 6 x 6 which is easy to do, using 12 x 12 card. You can make the book any size you want though.


Step 1. Cut your card to the height you want and double the width. If using 12 x 12 card, just cut each sheet in half. Fold your card in half and using a bone folder, make a nice crease.




Step 2. Score your card ¼ inch each side of your main crease and fold along these score lines, again using your bone folder to crease them.




Step 3. With each page folded in half along the centre crease, measure along in ½ inch increments and then cut down on each mark to the ¼ inch crease.





Step 4. Now, holding your card, push every alternate section inwards. You are making valley and mountain tabs.







Step 5. When you have done all your pages, put them all together and then turn every other page so that your tabs alternate down the spine. i.e. valley, mountain, valley, mountain. Lay your pages in a pile as you want them to appear in your finished book.








Step 6. OK, so far so good. Now, take the first 2 pages and hold them firmly together. Take one of your skewers and thread it through the mountain tabs, doing one tab from each page alternately to the end of the page. Repeat with each pair of pages and then check again that your pages are in the correct order.






Step 7. You’re going to bind your pages now. Take your waxy flax and leaving a bit of an end, weave in and out and around the skewers, pushing each ‘row’ into place as you go. Weave a minimum of 4 rows, but 6 or 7 is better. You can see that a thinner cord is better for this. Finish weaving at the same end as you started.





Step 8. When you have finished weaving, tie your ends into a tight knot (I use a double reef knot). You may want to cover the knot and/or the weaving with a clear glue to make sure it’s secure. Cut and trim your skewers to leave approximately ¾ to 1 inch at each end. If you’re absolutely sure of your finished size of book and weaving, you may cut your skewers to size before you start.





Step 9. Now you can decorate your book in any way you please. You can hang beads or charms from the cord if you want, or trim close to the knot and leave the ends undecorated.





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Post by Maria on Tue 7 Oct 2008 - 22:53

WOW!!!!!!!!!!

no wonder youve been quiet. Im definitley going to have a go, but probably when i get back from UK... Thank you so much for this.

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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Oct 2008 - 23:01

Gosh, that's great Lorraine. Something to try (in the future)

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Tue 7 Oct 2008 - 23:22

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Post by Mrsfeefee on Wed 8 Oct 2008 - 8:51

I love the look of this and makes a change from bia books. You also make it look so easy sometimes when you see a tutorial its not very easy to follow but this is very clear.
I will definitly have a go but I think it will be next year now!!
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Post by Guest on Wed 8 Oct 2008 - 9:09

It's gorgeous, Lorraine!

I made one of these for a minibook swap we had over on the original Canny forum (I think) and loved making it!

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Post by supergran on Wed 8 Oct 2008 - 10:29

I have a lovely one of these that I got from 'Snipper' ?? I think that was her name she always used a scissors on all her swaps, it was on the original Canny forum.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Thu 9 Oct 2008 - 18:29

That's lovely.

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Post by Guest on Thu 9 Oct 2008 - 22:34

Yes bobs..I got the most beautiful one with a big grandad of all goats on from you..its a prized possession...i might have to take piccy of it and show everyone... Very Happy

love this Lorraine x

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Post by Guest on Sat 11 Oct 2008 - 11:41

Oh Lorraine I do so like this one. I shall definitely give it a go, but probably when I have got rid of my house guest!!!!!

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Post by Guest on Sun 27 Dec 2009 - 11:28

This was one of the things I put together for Karelyn. It was
really nice and I was pleased with it. I used ribbons instead of
the string.

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Post by Guest on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 16:31

I knew I'd seen this I bought a Red Line Bamboo book yesterday Mr Green

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 23:52

What's that, Celf?

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Post by Guest on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 19:42

It's a kit to make one of these but with no instructions!

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 2 Mar 2010 - 0:19

Oh, right. You're sorted now then, lol.

Lets see it when you've done it. Smile

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