Paper class hosted by Shepherds Bookbinders
4 hour workshop
Shepherd's Bookbinders, Sw1V
This introduction to marbling in Victoria is the perfect way to get involved in this mysterious and amazing craft.
In this class
In this full day course you will learn to marble on A4 paper using traditional methods and techniques. You will create a stack of different designs using a whole range of plane and coloured paper.
All materials will be provided but we strongly advise that you wear cloths and shoes that you don't mind getting messy.
We will also send you your finished marbled paper if it doesn't dry in time on the day.
Now you can
For approximately 400 years, the secrets of marbling paper were kept closely among the masters. Bookbinders were anxious to learn these secrets, since it was fashionable to use marbled paper as endpapers. Then, in 1853, a marbling master named Charles Woolnough published a book titled The Art of Marbling, which turned paper marbling into a popular handicraft and opened the floodgates for its use in everyday bookmaking.
Shepherd's Bookbinders, Victoria
30 Gillingham Street
Shepherds is one of the oldest bookbinding companies in England, specialising in fine binding, restoration and the conservation of books and manuscripts.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Victoria station, shepherds at Rochester Road has been home to hand bookbinding for over twenty five years.
The bindery employs craftsman with a broad range of traditional and modern skills: paper conservation, hand-sewn pages, gilt edges, fine leather covers and gold finishings.
Workshops are open to the public and feature a variety of topics from box making to paper cutting.
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.