Introduction to Fabric Marbling

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$ 200.00

January 12th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: January 12th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 12th, 2020 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; it is recommended that students wear comfortable shoes since the marbling process requires standing.

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

Date & Time: Sunday, January 12, 2020 :: 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:

“Clear instructions, lots of time to work, lots of space and resources.”

“It was a lot of fun!”

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Clear demo with three different patterns, and the ability to work and experiment individually, with guidance as desired. Then, being able to go home with a nice stack of marbled fabric!”

“Pietro very kindly prepped all the fabric ahead of time so we could focus on choosing colors and working out different patterns. We got a lot done!”

“He is very knowledgeable and knows instinctively how to guide you to your individual next step.”

$ 200.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States