St Bride Library

St Bride Library, © Copyright David Smith
St Bride Library, © Copyright David Smith

The St. Bride Foundation is home to the renown St. Bride’s Library, a wonderful collection of letterpress (and general printing) resources.

Ben Weiner from St Bride Library outlines the classes available:

In Autumn 2010 St Bride Foundation began to run regular classes in relief printing techniques at the Foundation building in Bride Lane for the first time since the 1920s.

We launched the new workshop with a range of short courses that teach basic skills and give familiarity with some of the terminology, equipment and activities essential to letterpress work. These courses run in the daytime and during evenings and weekends. Participants get to use some of the presses which form part of St Bride Library’s collection as well as other equipment including an Adana and a Vandercook press.

We plan to cover the kindred trades, especially linocutting and book binding. We also plan a range of more advanced courses that will give participants more scope to create and fulfil their own briefs working with the guidance of an experienced practitioner.

We welcome enquiries about our courses and hope to become a significant contributor to the letterpress printing community. Full details of the workshop are at http://printworkshop.stbride.org/