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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

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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.


Lynn Powell at The Arienas Collective
2 Dublin Meuse
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  • Suitable for beginners

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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.

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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