lovely letters pressed with Bird Dog Press

Loved instructor Allison Bozeman's style.

Loved instructor Allison Bozeman's style.

Re: joyce

Re: joyce

Like candy.

Like candy.

Not sure what this is, but I like the way it looks!

Not sure what this is, but I like the way it looks!

Designs for printing.

Designs for printing.

Lots of happiness in this class!

Lots of happiness in this class!

Piles of supplies.

Piles of supplies.

Hands-on instruction.

Hands-on instruction.

Always place the brayer on its handle to avoid damaging the cylinder.

Always place the brayer on its handle to avoid damaging the cylinder.

Printmaking on the Excelsior.

Printmaking on the Excelsior.

Allison and Holland made a numbered edition of 100 inserts for our bookmaking project.

Allison and Holland made a numbered edition of 100 inserts for our bookmaking project.

A great class at the Makerie. Maybe next time I can do more than snoop with my camera!

A great class at the Makerie. Maybe next time I can do more than snoop with my camera!

From the Makerie website: "Allison Bozeman wears many aprons as a letterpress pixie / woodtype worshiper / indie ink siren / vintage fabric vixen and owner of BirdDog Press in Lyons. What started as a penchant for pen and paper in the digital age, an obsession with a more tactile, interactive experience grew. Feathered with more than 14 years of design expertise in her cap, Allison began spreading her wings into letterpress printing, non-traditional materials and a handmade eco-friendly approach. BirdDog Press was born when a rescued hunting dog inspired a design + letterpress studio with a trained eye for craftsmanship in place of perfectionism, a love of pattern and perspective and a collaboration of history and modern technology."

Find out more about Bird Dog Press here.