Last Sunday I was able to join Porchlight Press for a holiday letterpress workshop at their beautiful studio. I've had a keen interest in letterpress printing for quite a few years but have yet to learn the art of the trade, or be on this side of the printing press.
It was a creative afternoon spent designing a piece (holiday card), with our choice of lead and woodblock type. We fit our select type together like a puzzle with wood and metal spacers to create a uniform block, then inked up the presses and hand cranked the card stock through the letterpress to create gorgeous impressions. A big thanks to Sam for his careful instruction and wealth of shared letterpress knowledge. Much appreciated!
Maybe one day I'll have the space to have a press in my garage and crank out beautiful printed work. Until then, thanks Porchlight Press for such a great afternoon!
And, count yourself very lucky if you receive one of my letterpress Christmas cards in the mail this season :)
Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.