Introduction to Fabric Marbling

$ 200.00

October 7th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: October 7th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 7th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Building on the skills learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling, this workshop will take students through the techniques needed to marble on fabric.

Students will begin the day by advancing upon their marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare dry pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces.

This workshop is also open to beginners.

*Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made in the workshop may not be dry at the end of class. Students may return to SFCB after the workshop to retrieve any papers left to dry at the of the day. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $35 materials fee): $200.00

Date & Time: Sunday, October 7, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews: 

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Pietro's explanations, examples, demonstrations, and guidance. Hands-on practice. Supplies provided. Plenty of space for everyone. Inspiring work environment.”

“I am so glad I finally took a workshop at SFCB. I had a wonderful day, and am very pleased with my first attempts at marbling on fabric. I am excited to do more and see if I can recreate what I did at home. Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring workshop!”

“Pietro was very patient and helpful with the beginners in the group, and was able to give more challenging techniques to the experienced marblers. His enthusiasm for his art is contagious.”

“Only wish I lived closer and could do more!”

“Even though I have marbled before, I learned many new techniques and tips.”

“Pietro is a great teacher: he works with everyone one-on-one in the lab portion of the class, and fine-tunes his instruction to make sure all the students have a quality experience.”

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