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March 8, 2018

I don't know about you, but I tend to loose January in a cloud of 'It's still school holidays so the year hasn't started...' And then I loose February in a cloud of 'It's only Feb, the kids are back at school, time to get back into a routine...' The getting back into a...

January 4, 2018

New Fluid Ink Letterpress workshop dates released

Januarary and February are a little hot and sweaty in the studio, but workshop dates in March and April are good to go!

In this ‘Introduction to letterpress’ workshop you will make use of our table top presse...

September 8, 2017

I often get asked: 'On the wedding invitation, whose name goes first?'

Well, while anything goes and any which way is acceptable these days, it' s more commonplace for the bride's name to be first - it's the 'ladies first' premise.

Also, traditionally, the bride's fa...

March 8, 2017

A little history lesson!

'Mavis' my Golding Pearl Old Style #3 was manufactured in 1893, Boston, USA.  It was shipped to Sydney where it remained until I dragged her over to Perth. I thought it would be nice to research the events that were shaping Australia during the...

August 12, 2015


I'm a list maker.  A crosser-outer. I even add things to my daily lists that I have already done, just so I can cross them off!

I found I don't need a desktop diary (that's what my digital devices are for), but I was sick of having several...

July 11, 2014

I was extremely fortunate to win a scholarship from The Ladies of Letterpress, to attend a 5 week letterpress course at Central Tafe, Northbridge Perth Western Australia, through their Slice short creative course programme.

Every Wednesday evening for 5 weeks, I was lu...

March 30, 2014

The process of making ready, is one of the most time consuming parts of printing in letterpress.  It means printing off several proofs and ensuring all lines of text have the same depth of impression as well as being inked with the same fine layer of ink upon the relie...

March 16, 2013

1. The design brief.
We discuss: quantity, colour, size all of the items to be included (rsvp, transport cards envelopes), budget and how to cut costs ie -re use plates, print some parts digitally etc, and theme. In this instance, the couple was getting married 'Beneat...

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