Monday, 5 July 2010

laura's little letterpress :)

You'll remember from an earlier post that I went to a Folksy get together, where amongst other things we had a Letterpress workshop carried out by the fantastic Jax of PrintforLoveofWood.  By the end of the day, I wanted one. I looked on Ebay, bid, was outbid, then had a flash of inspiration. There's an architectural salvage yard fairly close to where I live, so I decided to go on Sunday for a look around to see if there were any bits and bobs.  Imagine my surprise (and happiness!) when I spotted this in the corner.......



The woman didn't know what it was (it was in the kitchen section - I think she thought it was for making pasta or something!) so I managed to get a pretty good deal :)  There's a few bits and pieces missing and it needs a good clean but the lovely Jax has kindly said I can ask her anything and everything I need to know! I'm so excited, I can't believe I actually have one now! 

Have you found any hidden treasures? 


  1. Laura's little letterpress, that sounds so sweet :)

    I'll ring a friend and see if i can get you some missing parts, you def need a chase and so rollers, the rest you can manage without!
    jax x

  2. That'd be great thanks! How about the thing to hold the paper down? I suppose I could use the tried and tested masking tape :)

    Also, it seems that the thing that turns the disc around (see, I know all the technical terms!) isn't catching it properly - any ideas? I'm thinking something probably just needs tightening?

    you're a star :) laura x


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