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In this increasingly technical and ebook reader age how lovely to see the old "hands on" methods are still being used. Reminds me of Virginia Woolf's journal where she writes about the press she and Leonard set up at the start of the Hogarth Press. What a sense of achievement to see your work through from beginning to end.


I was going to say much the same as Fran. I, too, would love to sign up just to have that Virginia Woolf moment.


When I was in college I took a hand made book class and actually made a book of poems (Robert Frost) and tipped in my own little B&W photos. It was a hand set type class and I loved it and have ever since wanted to try my hand at it again! I would love this, too! I hope you might be able to do it someday!

Dark Puss

Perhaps I should restart the Dowally Press? If you fancy being my Printer's Devil let me know. P x


You should definitely restart the Press, and I'd love to try devilling!


That sounds wonderful, Danielle!


Perhaps Dark Puss will offer classes in Perthshire (see below).


I so agree, Fran.

Dark Puss

Let me see what state things are in. Nothing has been touched since about 1980.

Dark Puss

I hope you have also read Richard Kennedy's version of life at the Hogarth Press too!

Dark Puss

For those of you who have expressed an interest in hand letter-press printing, I used to run a small private press (The Dowally Press) as a teenager in Scotland. This was the press I used and still own.

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