The Craft of the Yeats Sisters

An image centered on the black Hopkinson & Cope printing press, flanked by Columbian and Albion presses

The Craft of the Yeats Sisters

To celebrate August Craft Month, the Naitonal Print Museum is hosting a workshop on the theme of the Yeats Sisters. Participants will work with graphic artist Mary Plunkett and the Museum’s collection of type and printing presses to make a small book in the tradition of the Cuala Press. As a group, participants will each set a paragraph of type by hand, learn how to lock it up on a press, proof and print the pieces together to produce a small edition book.

Each participant will receive a copy to take home. This one-day workshop will give participants a little taste of the craft and expertise put into each of the books and broadsides produced by Elizabeth Yeats and her associates at the Dun Emer and Cuala Press.

In 2019, the Museum successfully applied to have letterpress printing included in the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Workshops such as this contribute to the preservation of this important traditional craft.

Saturday August 12th, 10am to 4pm

Suitable for 18+

This workshop is sponsored by DCCI and offered at the discounted price of €40 (usually €95)

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