Penicuik Printers open for Doors Open Day

The Paper­mak­ing Her­itage Cen­tre at the Pen-y-coe Press in Penicuik is offer­ing tours for Mid­loth­i­an’s 2021 Doors Open Day on 11 Sep­tem­ber. Book­ing is essen­tial. For more details and how to book a place see the Doors Open Day website.

Pen-y-Coe Press open for Doors Open Day

The Pen-y-Coe Press and Paper­mak­ing Her­itage Cen­tre in Penicuik is open on Sat­ur­day 8 Sep­tem­ber and Sun­day 9 Sep­tem­ber as part of the Doors Open Day pro­gramme. For details of open­ing times and print­ing and paper­mak­ing demon­stra­tions see the Doors Open Day website.

Papermaking workshop in Dumfries

There are places still avail­able on the intro­duc­to­ry paper­mak­ing work­shop (for adults) at Grace­field Arts Cen­tre in Dum­fries on Sat­ur­day 17 Feb­ru­ary 2018. There is more infor­ma­tion in the brochure: cost £75/£65 con­ces­sions, includ­ing all mate­ri­als & teas/coffees. To book please call 01387 262084.

Courses at Dundee Contemporary Arts

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning cours­es on paper­mak­ing, etch­ing and book­bind­ing, amongst oth­ers this spring. Details of all cours­es are on their website.

Article on the invention of paper

The inven­tion of paper is one of the BBC’s 50 things that made the mod­ern econ­o­my. The pro­gramme was broad­cast on the World Ser­vice, and the BBC web­site has an arti­cle about paper, its inven­tion and its asso­ci­a­tion with Guten­berg and the spread of print­ing in Europe.

Pen-y-Coe Press open day

The Pen-y-Coe Press in Bridge Street, Penicuik is open for Mid­loth­i­an’s Doors Open Day on Sat­ur­day 10th Sep­tem­ber 2016. There will be paper­mak­ing and let­ter­press print­ing demon­stra­tions at 11am and 2pm, and the press will be open to vis­i­tors from 10–4. See their web­site for facil­i­ties and how to get there.

Papermaking taster session in Dundee

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are hold­ing a paper­mak­ing taster ses­sion from 12 noon on Sun­day 14 August. Make del­i­cate, colour­ful hand-made papers from pulp. Learn sim­ple tech­niques and add dec­o­ra­tive mate­ri­als to make strik­ing designs. For more details see the Print Stu­dio website.

Papermaking at Robert Smail’s

Reduce, Reuse and Recy­cle paper into love­ly hand­made paper at at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Inner­lei­then on Sat­ur­day 18 June 2016. Learn how to make your own beau­ti­ful and unique hand­made paper from used paper scraps and water from the St. Ronan’s Wells. Adorn your paper with found objects and addi­tion­al media. No previous […]

Doors open at Pen-y-Coe Press in Penicuik

In the mid 1960’s, the Pen-y-Coe Press moved into the town’s for­mer Post Office at No 7 Bridge Street. Aspects of the Edwar­dian Post Office remain, includ­ing devices that allowed the police­man on his night-time beat to check for bur­glars. Vis­i­tors will be able to see the small muse­um gallery, with dis­plays illus­trat­ing the devel­op­ment of hand-made […]

Printing in Scotland and Doors Open Days

Sep­tem­ber is Doors Open Day in Scot­land. This year’s pro­gramme includes some print­ers and a num­ber of oth­er places asso­ci­at­ed with the indus­try that are open to the pub­lic. On Sat­ur­day 7 and Sun­day 8 Sep­tem­ber, Glad­stone Court Muse­um in Big­gar is open. The dis­plays include a print­ing shop. On Sat­ur­day 14 Sep­tem­ber, the Pen-y-Coe Press […]