Introductory Workshop to Paper-marbling (ENG)

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Monday 9th April – Friday 13th April 2018

Open to all who love beautiful paper, this workshop will give participants first-hand knowledge and experience of making their own marbled paper and the ageing and restoration of marbled paper.
Under the expert guidance of Kate Brett of Payhembury Marbled Papers, Cambridge,  and Judith Wiesner, paper conservator, participants will try their hand at reproducing marbled paper patterns in the traditional manner, floating water-based paints on a size made from carragheen moss. Ageing techniques for matching new papers to old and other restoration methods will also be considered.

Paper conservator, Judith Wiesner will teach participants how to use the marbled paper they have produced to make simple bindings, and cover objects like pencils and folders. Complementing the practical aspect of the course, the tutors will seek to set the bindings and papers into context.

Judith Wiesner: Book Conservator, formerly UK, now in Sicily. Courses at Casa Khalesa (see 

Participants will be given the opportunity to visit the local library and see examples of historic book production in Sicily.

The course fee is 500 euros for tuition, materials and general liability insurance. Tea and coffee breaks included.

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