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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DATE CHANGE Plastic Injection Molding Orientation, Thursday Feb 4, 7-9pm


Come get familiar with our plastic injection molding zone Thurs. Jan 28 from 7pm to 9pm!  We will cover the benefits of injection molding vs 3D printing and other fabrication techniques.  Product design, mold design,  the injection molding process and associated costs are topics that will be explored.

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Valentines’ Letterpress Class, January 31st, 11 AM and 1 PM



Carve your printing block out of linoleum and make Valentine’s Cards on i3’s very own Line-O-Scribe showcard press! You will go home with 20 cards (and envelopes) of your own design.

Two sessions are offered, 11 AM and 1 PM. Each session is 4 hours.  January 31st, 11 AM and 1 PM. At i3Detroit in Frendale, MI.

No experience required.

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Jewelry Making 102 – Fabricating a Unique Pendant or Key Fob, January 27th, 7-9 pm


The i3Detroit Jewelry Zone is proud to announce:   “Jewelry Making 101 –  Creating a Unique Pendant or Key Fob”.  In this two hour class, you will make at least one unique pendant and/or key fob that you can wear with pride or give as a gift(s).  This low cost workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to texture, form, cut and patina sheet metal to turn it into a unique piece of art.  Enrollment is limited.

How long:  Two hours

Where:  i3Detroit Common Area

How many people:  No more than 12

Cost per person:   $10 non-refundable class reservation fee (donations toward tools and materials will be accepted at the class, but are not required)

To sign up, go to Eventbrite…

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