Letterpress Studio Move, Day 3

This was a very long, exhilarating, amazing day! I brought home the most beautiful press I've ever seen and a giant paper cutter, learning how to move them in the process.   [Hitching up the trailer]   [Cutter and lumber that's about to become skids]   [With skids it just rolls...

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Letterpress Studio Move, Day 2

This was another big day for my new letterpress studio. The first thing I did was take one step to prepare for the grand finale of the moving process, renting a trailer and hauling BIG stuff. Before I can rent a trailer, I needed a...

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Lead Type – Studio Move, Day 1

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind! Before I start to tell the story, I want to give a little context. If you just want the story of moving half a ton of lead, skip to the picture of the type cases...

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Letterpress Fundraiser

Help me buy an antique letterpress and bring hand printmaking to Wolf Creek! After years of production weaving, I'm ready to move on to another hand craft. For the last year, I've studied many different types of printmaking, traveling as far as Nebraska in search of...

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Status Update: Change of Gears!

[The Press] It's been a long time since I updated this blog. I've been ridiculously busy running the weaving business while taking tons of printmaking classes and practicing to integrate each new technique as thoroughly as I can. I have a simple goal in all of this...

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Drive To Nebraska

[Still catching up! These pics are from July 22-24th.] Since March, I've been spending every spare minute preparing for the woodblock printmaking workshop and residency at Constellation Studios. Finally, the day had come to drop everything, pack the van, and head halfway across the country to...

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Last-minute Residency Prep

[Still catching up! This post is from about July 19th.] You will notice that the last few posts have been about weaving shows. My life is really quite divided at the moment. I need to spend lots and lots of time learning and practicing printmaking, but...

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Ink Packet Storage Rack

I know that it seems funny to let myself go on a tangent like this right now, but there's a skill that I want to brush up on. When I've got a booth full of prints, I'll need displays to show them off and allow...

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Reduction Woodblock, Foreground…

For the next reduction woodblock, I've decided to incorporate stencils and viscosity. Since I don't have lots of time for my printmaking education while I'm in the middle of weaving show season, I'm trying to combine as many things as I can into each test. [Carved...

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Reduction on Washi

There are quite a few things that I'll be learning at Constellation Studios that I don't have much experience with. Japanese washi paper and reduction woodcut are among those things. For this test, I decide to kill two birds with one stone by doing a...

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