Monday, 17 October 2016
Leeds Print Workshop
On Friday, we went to the opening party for the Leeds Print Workshop, on Vicar Lane. Our daughter is one of the founder members, so we've known about it from the very beginning. A good party - lots of people there, good beer, a tombola (I won a bracelet)... It was impressive to see how much equipment they have already got, mostly donated.
They are still fund-raising to buy more equipment. On Friday there was a display of the prints available as perks to donors.
We have already made a donation, and our perk is the second from the left -- 'In the 50s' by Kirstie Williams. I love it - it does remind me very much of 1950s furnishing fabric, and the colours are just right.
The first programme of workshops starts this week, running on Saturdays (including two bookbinding workshops, tutored by our daughter).
It's a very impressive start, and I'm sure the Print Workshop will flourish.
A nice article about the workshop, with a photo of the outside of the building, is here. And just to show that print-making is a messy business, here are some aprons, hanging on the workshop wall.