JOANNE

KNEAD YOUR PAPER (22/11/2017)

The workshop of Bianca was amazing! In the city center of Torino Giovanna and Bianca build up a wonderfull place of paper art. They can tell you anything about marbled paper, paper making and paper art.
I could spend a year in this cartiera but unfortunately I booked a short workshop so there wasn't much time. When I am back in torino I definitly will do another workshop!

GIOVANNA E BIANCA | Bookbinding

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We are Bianca and Giovanna and we care about restoring everything that is connected to paper. It’s been four years now that we are working together, and our main effort is in offering accurate restoration of ancient volumes. We are both from Turin but our partnership was born in Venice in front of a spritz during a break from a business seminar. We are lucky enough to live in a magical world of ancient papers: we take care of each book that is entrusted to us, we give them a new usability through an accurate restoration of the object that involves structural and chromatic interventions in order to let it valuable again. Our passion leads us to consider every book like a unique and rare example. We also love to take some paper or cardboard deteriorated objects from time to time, and give them their original function by studying the most suitable solution for each case. Beside the general restoration activities we also create original bindings, unique and personalized items, cards that we hand-paint with traditional techniques: from traditional and Japanese paper marbling (sumi-nagashi) to glue cards obtained with spatula or sponge. All our work is strictly carried out by hand, using excellent materials that are suitable for a long lasting preservation.

GIOVANNA E BIANCA | Bookbinding


THE STORY
We are Bianca and Giovanna and we care about restoring everything that is connected to paper. It’s been four years now that we are working together, and our main effort is in offering accurate restoration of ancient volumes. We are both from Turin but our partnership was born in Venice in front of a spritz during a break from a business seminar. We are lucky enough to live in a magical world of ancient papers: we take care of each book that is entrusted to us, we give them a new usability through an accurate restoration of the object that involves structural and chromatic interventions in order to let it valuable again. Our passion leads us to consider every book like a unique and rare example. We also love to take some paper or cardboard deteriorated objects from time to time, and give them their original function by studying the most suitable solution for each case. Beside the general restoration activities we also create original bindings, unique and personalized items, cards that we hand-paint with traditional techniques: from traditional and Japanese paper marbling (sumi-nagashi) to glue cards obtained with spatula or sponge. All our work is strictly carried out by hand, using excellent materials that are suitable for a long lasting preservation.
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JOANNE

KNEAD YOUR PAPER (22/11/2017)

The workshop of Bianca was amazing! In the city center of Torino Giovanna and Bianca build up a wonderfull place of paper art. They can tell you anything about marbled paper, paper making and paper art.
I could spend a year in this cartiera but unfortunately I booked a short workshop so there wasn't much time. When I am back in torino I definitly will do another workshop!

EXPERIENCES WITH GIOVANNA E BIANCA

SPECIAL

RESTORE YOUR BOOK

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In a warm and charming atmosphere you will learn how to restore a book, so that you can take care of your home library. You will exercise on a book that we will provide to you, utilizing some fundamental restorer's tools that you will bring home at the end of the experience. We will understand together how books are dismantled and how to stitch booklets, as well as how ripped sheets are recovered and finally how to give a perfect guise according to the style of the volume. During the working day we will have some tasty breaks to relax and have some pleasant chat from time to time.

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WORKSHOP

KNEAD YOUR PAPER

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During this experience we will knead together some cellulose pulp to create with wooden frameworks authentic paper sheets that you will then scent with spices and coffe powder, or decorate with some wool string, leaves and flowers or simply paint it with natural elements.

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VISIT

THE WORLD OF PAPER

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Come in to our world of paper to discover materials and tools that we utilize to take care and recover precious books. We will unveil the secrets behind book's restoring techniques, paper decoration and artistic bindery. Beside the technical approach, you will understand all the passion we have towards this amazing craft.

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WORKSHOP

INCHIOSTRI GALLEGGIANTI

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A special meeting where you will learn how to craft floating decorations that will mirror your feelings. We ensure two hours of total creative relax where you will express all of your art instinct that you will be able to take home as small masterpieces.

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