• Ladies of the Letterpress

    Posted on March 10, 2018 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Lynn Jones of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie was my co-teacher for our second class for OLLI Book Arts. Eight women worked together to produce collaborative books with the title Blooming Chaos. You can share in our creative journey by viewing the photos below. Students – thank you all for two wonderful afternoons of inspiration and comraderie!

    Transfer of image to block

    Carving the block using jigs made by my husband, Rollie.



    One of eight blocks being carved.

    Lynn guides their carving.

    Finished blocks.

    Time to pick out our type from vintage type cases.

    Each student chose their own type font.

    Setting the type with carved blocks.

    Check out the press in action!

    After much adjusting, Lynn presented us with this page for Day 2’s book.

    I am demonstrating the construction of the Winter Fold book – made from the single sheet of paper.


    The final results!

    To a job well done!


    Thank you all for a great class. You inspire me so much. Until next time!