Marbling and Bookbinding Workshop – Full Day
10am – 5pm | Cockpit Arts, Deptford SE8 3DZ
This comprehensive full-day workshop will first teach you how to ‘paint on water’ using centuries-old marbling techniques to create your own colourful papers – you will then be guided through the process of using your marbled papers to make three books, giving you an introductory look at the traditional craft of bookbinding.
If you love playing with paint or getting creative with paper, this workshop is for you. Traditionally, marbling and bookbinding have always gone hand in hand – now discover for yourself how the chaos of marbling beautifully complements the detail of bookbinding.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Paper marbling is a centuries-old art where paint is floated upon a bath of thickened water and drawn through with various tools to create striking, fluid patterns. In the first half of the workshop, you will learn:
- how to make the thickened water
- how to prepare paper for marbling
- techniques for controlling the behaviour of the paints
- how to create a variety of beautiful patterns.
There will be an hour long break at 1pm for you to eat lunch and rest before the afternoon session. Food will not be provided, but there are many cafes and supermarkets in the area where you can buy lunch. You may also wish to bring your own packed lunch to eat.
Tea, coffee, water and light snacks will be provided throughout the session.
- an understanding of grain direction and how important it is in bookbinding
- how to fold paper correctly and sew a basic pamphlet stitch
- how to pierce holes for your stab binding
- how to sew a Japanese stab binding plus inspiration for other stitch patterns
If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, please email email@example.com. Let us know at least 72 hours in advance of the event for a full refund.
Please note that, due to the sharp tools used in bookbinding, there is a minimum age requirement of 18 years for this workshop.
Designed to match your skill level
Get a book made from your paper
Sometimes you pull a paper from your marbling tray and it's an absolute beauty! Make the most of your favourite papers by opting to have them transformed into a notebook, from just £20.