Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Friendship Force Manawatu

In a 'Hands On Tour' (one and a half hours) I tend to give visitors an overview of the Homeprint Book Art Studio, introduce wood type both machine made and hand carved, set and print something simple on the 180 year old Imperial flat bed press, then one member of the group selects a printing block from the collection of 1000 or so and i lock that into the setting of the name of their group. Finally the words and block are printed by the members on a prepared postcard with decorative border on a 110 year old treadle platen press (Pearl platen press). Each member has some wood block posters of their own and at least one copy of  the groups 2 colour postcard.

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