For the fifth episode of our podcast we invited a marbler from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Katy Ebru talks with us about her path to becoming a marbler and shows several marbling patterns right during the recording!
Like many of my fellow bookbinders, I am mostly self-taught; we comb the internet for tips on binding techniques, sewing patterns and leather-versus-cloth options. This initial interest in book arts tends to begin with modern takes on traditional bindings. But after having bound a few works, it’s natural to want to move a bit further back in history, researching the origins and techniques of other book-related arts, such as marbled end papers. Continue reading →