There's nothing quite like seeing your designs come to life on paper for the first time on a 1925 letterpress. Our owner and founder, Kristen Ley, purchased the almost century-old press in 2011 when she had the idea she might start a creative, product-based business. :)
In the almost 11 years of Thimblepress, we've been asked time after time to teach a letterpress workshop. We didn't know how many people would want to partake in a printing workshop, so we never pursued it. After receiving a TON of feedback on social media we have decided for the first time in ELEVEN YEARS to teach a letterpress workshop at our studio.
You don't have to be an artist to take this workshop. This workshop is for beginners looking to understand and learn the lost art of letterpress printing, all while creating a set of custom signature stationery & having a great time. It's that simple.
After signing up for the workshop, you will be asked to submit your signature to us. No, you're not signing your life away. We're going to create letterpress plates of your signature that we will use to print your custom stationery set.
At the end of the workshop, each student will leave with:
• 1 Thimblepress notepad to take notes on throughout the workshop
• 1 custom letterpress photopolymer plate of their signature
• custom letterpress set of 50 double-thick cotton flat note cards
• 50 envelopes of choosing from our Thimblepress envelope color choices. (if you have an envelope color preference please email us with your color after signing up. We have a lot of colors, but we want to make sure we have yours.)
At all workshops, light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Please contact us if you would like to book a private workshop for yourself or just for you and your friends! We can customize it with specific foods, desserts, and wine (after the printing of course!)
Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 3 PM - 6 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 3 PM - 6 PM
Our studio is located at 113 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39201. There should be plenty of parking out front on a Saturday!