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Letterpress printing workshop at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's City Centre

Vintage typeface used for letterpress printing with Edinburgh artist Lou Davis

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £45

Contact: Lynn Powell at The Arienas Collective

2 Dublin Meuse

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Thursday 12th November 2020

About the Course

On this workshop you will revive a traditional skill by learning how to set metal or wooden type and make personalised, spiral bound notebooks or a set or cards (options alternate).

Bring along a brief quote you love, a joke or a greeting and we’ll print it on heavyweight card stock using one of our Adana tabletop printing presses.

Learn to set type into a frame (called a chase) and print it on the press. You can choose to use decorations or keep it minimal. Then you'll turn your prints into useful spiral bound notebooks, or a set of cards.

These make fantastic gifts for family and friends. You will make six notebooks and some extra prints, or a set of cards with envelopes, to take away are included in the cost of the workshop.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Access to the use of two vintage printing machines; all materials; plus refreshments.

Want to review this course?

Brilliant course, I really enjoyed it. The setting is wonderful and very welcoming. Lou was a great teacher and obviously knew her stuff. There was an amazing choice of cards and type, as well as the 2 lovely presses themselves to use. I love letterpress and I now feel confident about progressing further myself.

- - #29699

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Hello Janet

Thanks for this glowing review :-) I'm so glad you enjoyed your letterpress workshop with Lou, and I hope you will enjoy continuing to get creative with letterpress printing.

With best wishes

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners

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