It has been so fun to learn about marbled paper and look at the designs that were made in the 17th century as well as search out papers and artisans. I spent time in a studio in Florence and one in Venice in the last few years. My new marbler is out of Nice and I was planning on visiting this year but now that won't happen. He let me know yesterday that the studio is part of his home so he is still producing and healthy (Phew!!).
Here is a wonderful video about how different patterns are made for marbled papers, you can get lost in watching the zen like patterns.