Welcome to the Lazy Dog Press.
We're a unique letterpress studio offering bespoke printing, bookbinding and workshops as well as a great range of handmade products.
Our mission is to keep letterpress alive using traditional skills in a contemporary way.
Starts 14 September 2020
At the Lazy Dog Press we’re on a mission to keep letterpress alive so we would be delighted to pass on these skills. We have several restored printing presses dating back to the 19th Century and a large amount of wood and metal type and once you have mastered the basic skills, all this equipment is available for you to print your own stationary, cards, posters and even your own wedding invitations.
We also run bookbinding courses from beginners to intermediate level at Quay Arts and more advanced techniques at our Yarmouth bindery.
Because we have visitors to the Island who often want to spend a day being creative, we can offer overnight accommodation at the Yarmouth Studio.
We also teach marbling and papermaking which compliments both the letterpress printing and bookbinding perfectly. It is possible to create bespoke workshops from any of our courses.
Some of the workshops are advertised thorough Quay Arts but for all the workshops advertised here, you have the flexibility to arrange your own dates and number of participants. Children over 7 are very welcome if they are accompanied by an adult.
I love to take the (smaller) presses on road trips and have taught at schools and libraries and we’ve done many hands-on sessions at festivals…all in the name of KEEPING LETTERPRESS ALIVE!