The congress of the International Association of Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA) took place in this attractive small town in the Marche district of Italy, north east of Rome, about two hours train journey from there.
Fabriano is renowned amongst paper makers and users as the first European paper mill and source of the eponymous paper. I travelled there at the beginning of July with Maureen Richardson, a member of the IAPMA founding group and the person who introduced me to paper making 25 years ago. The congress was a wonderful event, successful in all respects – lively talks and demonstrations, good food, perfect weather and graceful architectural locations. Quite unforgettable.