Thursday, July 29, 2010

Platen Press Workshop

My dear friend Meryl (that's her, up above) and I took a class through the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts this month with Monica Edwards-Larson, who runs Sister Black Press and previously gave me a quick-and-dirty tutorial on the MCBA's dusty and roller-addled Kelsey press.

I'm in the first trimester of my pregnancy, fully in the throes of morning sickness, tumbling up and down the wooden stairs, which meant I kept my fingers out of the lead and mineral spirits, and Meryl did most of the muscle work, finding those sweet spots, the hiccup and catch bringing handle down and running the new rollers down the chase bed.