Today we are overwhelmed with digital messages. At the Makerie, we invite you to venture back in time, where we put pen to paper. A world of vintage wood type, textured cotton paper and an envelope to seal ~ with words that really travel. You will learn the basics of letterpress and experience ink, impression, 500 year-old innovation... one piece at a time, by hand. You will feel truly connected as you consider color, design and believe in the power of the printed word. Spend a lovely day with letterpress!
No experience necessary
- a creative spirit
- clothes to get dirty in
- your fearless, ink-friendly hands
$20 (includes paper, envelopes, twine, fabric, printing plates, ink, wood type for printing, a borrowed apron)
Allison Bozeman wears many aprons as a letterpress pixie / woodtype worshiper / indie ink siren / vintage fabric vixen and owner of BirdDog Press in Lyons. What started as a penchant for pen and paper in the digital age, an obsession with a more tactile, interactive experience grew. Feathered with more than 14 years of design expertise in her cap, Allison began spreading her wings into letterpress printing, non-traditional materials and a handmade eco-friendly approach. BirdDog Press was born when a rescued hunting dog inspired a design + letterpress studio with a trained eye for craftsmanship in place of perfectionism, a love of pattern and perspective and a collaboration of history and modern technology.
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