Paper Marbling


Tue 30 August - Morning

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Tue 30 August
10am – 1pm

Join us for a colour filled paper marbling workshop in our sunny Dunblane craft studio. Paper marbling is the 1000 year old craft of printing using pigments floating on water, and has a fascinating and varied history. Marbling is highly therapeutic, creative, and rewarding – and best of all there is really no ‘wrong way’ to do it. During this workshop we will learn about the crafts’ fascinating history, then practice a range of traditional and modern day marbling techniques, using high quality paper and gouache paints. You will come away with a stash of your own marbled paper creations. We’ll also give you a basic guide to marbling so that you can carry on crafting after your workshop!

During this 3.5 hour workshop you will learn: 

– A bit about the history and uses of this 1000 year-old craft

– To create a traditional marbling medium using seaweed

– To manipulate paints and materials to produce some beautiful effects

– How to print and preserve your marbling

– About other surfaces that you can apply marbling designs to.


About Your Tutor

Maisie is a 2nd generation traditional marbled paper artist, providing services for a range of makers from heritage bookbinders to interior decorators. She is apprenticed to her mother Kate Brett, who established Payhembury Marbled Papers in 1982. With a background in ecology and scientific research, Maisie is fascinated by the organic natural forms that marbling mimics so well.

  • All tools and materials are included in the course cost
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know