First Letterpress Class Held at i3!!!

i3 member Ashley hosted two classes to introduce the new (to i3) Letterpress. The press is a Line-O-Scribe Show Card Writer. The press was built sometime between 1920 and 1940 in Adrian MI.

The class demonstrated basic letterpress techniques and printing. The students picked a Valentine’s Day theme pattern to print. Then the pattern was reversed and carved into linoleum blocks. Different colored inks and paper card stock are picked to create hand made Valentine’s Day cards. The linoleum blocks are put on the press, ink rolled onto the block, and pressure applied to create beautiful cards.

 

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Letterpress made in Michigan

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The press surrounded by colored oil inks

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Knitting Workshop – February 17th, 7-9 pm

 

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Knitting is a super relaxing craft that will let you express your creativity and make cozy accessories and clothing in just about any color, texture, and design imaginable. Instructor Jamie Burdeski will teach you the basics if you’ve never touched a knitting needle before, or help you with your project if you have something unfinished that’s been languishing in a closet for years. If this is your first project, Jamie will introduce a basic scarf pattern and tell you how you can customize it to fit your style. Snacks and drinks will be provided in this relaxing workshop designed to make you more comfortable working with yarn.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: i3Detroit
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