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Book Arts at Penland – Spring 2015

The Penland School of Crafts has a bookbinding/letterpress offering during its spring eight-week concentration from March 8 – May 1, 2015 – Letterpress Books: Guts to Glory with Lauren Faulkenberry of Firebrand Press.

letterpress type in chase

The workshop offers a taste of everything, as you can see in the description below:

In this workshop students will produce letterpress-printed books from start to finish. We’ll make handmade paper from natural fibers, explore book design, and learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing. Image-making processes will include multi-color linoleum prints, woodcut, collagraph, pressure printing, monoprinting, photopolymer, pulp painting, paper inclusions, and other techniques. Through layers of words and images, we’ll create compelling narratives that invite multiple readings. We’ll put it all together using traditional and experimental binding structures.

If I could only put my life on hold for eight weeks – I would be all over this workshop. Pressure printing, letterpress, and linoleum prints…droooool…

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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