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Marbling Silk Scarves

In this highly interactive and collaborative workshop, you will create marbled designs on silk scarves.

During the first day, we will discuss, demonstrate, and practice patterns and color combinations that work well for marbled silk scarves and other textiles. You will have ample practice time to experiment with paper and develop your vision in your own 15” x 24” marbling tray. 

On the second day, we will begin working in pairs on the larger  trays: 23” x 36” for working with cotton, and finally, the 16” x 64” scarf tray for silk. 

On day three, we will continue scarf and textile production with an emphasis on advancing marbling skills, practicing more nuanced designs, and refining your color palette.

Pietro Accardi is a native of Turin, Italy, where he established La Legatoria del Sole, a modern bookbindery steeped in the ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. After lengthy service to Turin’s Municipal Archives, Main Public Library, and University Libraries, he is now enjoying his second life as a well-loved book arts teacher at the Center for the Book in San Francisco as well as teaching workshops throughout the West. Pietro and his wife Vanessa founded Accardi Book Arts, a Classical Marbling Studio and Bindery in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe.

Faculty: Pietro Accardi

Dates: June 20-22, 2022 

Skill Level: All levels

Tuition: $550, $840 if taken with Introduction to Paper Marbling

Tuition, room and board: $985/$1565 if taken withIntroduction to Paper Marbling

Lab Fee: $80, includes the use of trays, rakes, combs, drying racks, water bath medium (carrageenan, sodium alginate), and primed textiles. You will be asked to bring additional materials. 

Enrollment limited to 12 students

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