Edinburgh Printmakers summer school

The Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers sum­mer school brochure is now avail­able. The top­ics include stone lith­o­g­ra­phy and relief print­ing. For more infor­ma­tion and details of how to book see the Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers web­site.

Bookbinding Competition 2018

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion is open for entries. It aims to encour­age the prac­tice and devel­op­ment of cre­ative and craft bind­ing skills. For more details see the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s web­site. This year’s clos­ing date is 5 Novem­ber 2018.

Edinburgh Printmakers at the Canal Festival

Meet Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers at the Edin­burgh Canal Fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day 16 June 2018. More details about time and place (and the raft races) are on the Fes­ti­val web­site.

Learn woodcut techniques at Highland Print Studio

Learn to cre­ate a two-colour print from a wood block on the week­end course on 23–24 June 2018. Try a range of cut­ting and tex­­ture-mak­ing tech­niques using a vari­ety of gouges and oth­er tools. The course runs from 10am-4pm each day, and spaces are lim­it­ed to six each class. For more infor­ma­tion and how to […]

St Bride’s opening in June

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 6 June and Wednes­day 20 May 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There […]

HarperCollins celebrating 200 years

Harper­Collins have launched a web­site cel­e­brat­ing 200 years of the busi­ness. The illus­trat­ed web­site includes sec­tions on its print­ing his­to­ry in Scot­land (William Collins of Glas­gow and Thomas Nel­sons of Edin­burgh) as well as the print­ing his­to­ry of Harpers in New York. Explore the web­site at: 200 years of Harper­Collins pub­lish­ers.

Letterpress course in Dundee

A let­ter­press work­shop will be held in the Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts on Sat­ur­day 26 May 2018, 10am-6pm. Led by John Eas­son of Quar­to Press, this is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es with type, wood-let­ter and illus­tra­tion blocks. For full details, and how to book […]

Call for contributions

A book enti­tled Print­ing colour 1700–1830: his­to­ries, tech­niques, func­tions and recep­tion is being planned as a fol­low-up to the con­fer­ence of the same name held in April 2018. Sub­mis­sions are sought from schol­ars, cura­tors and prac­ti­tion­ers — any­one who cares for colour-print­­ed mate­r­i­al, seeks to under­stand how it is pro­duced and used, of engages with […]

St Bride Wayzgoose 2018

St Bride Foun­da­tion is hold­ing its annu­al fundrais­ing event on Sun­day 20 May 2018, 10am-4pm. Buy and sell equip­ment, type, orna­ments, books, prints, sta­tion­ary and meet fel­low print­ers. All pro­ceeds go to St Bride Library. For more details see the St Bride web­site.

St Bride’s opening in May

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 2 May and Wednes­day 16 May 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There […]