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Our little letterpress shop, District Dogs Designs, is holding 2 two-hour workshops at Got Craft? in December. Space is limited, so if you are interested, sign up please! 🙂


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letterpress-layoutJoin District Dogs Design at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 14th or Sunday, December 15th and get yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own festive gift tags! Jarin and Catherine will go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

You’ll take home:
One dozen letterpress printed gift tags – perfect for gift giving
Handout with letterpress resources
Gift packaging for your newly printed tags to ensure their safe travel home.


Letterpress Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

$25.00 plus…

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Gift Tags…

Here’s another addition to our letterpress inventory! We hope you like what you see!

District Dogs Designs

This was a great way to use up some of the odd sized trimmings from around the shop.

And…The first project where our little Kelsey’s (see previous post) made a significant contribution.

The tags are hand cut and printed using 8 different fonts in different forms from our collection of vintage metal type on Pure White 100lb Textured paper, 100% PCW – We love trees! Each one strung with Biodegradable, 100% natural cotton string.


We composed a greeting for EVERY occasion!

Happy Birthday
to you!
Just Because
A little
told me…
No Peeking!
Open Me!



With lots of room to write on the back!

The biggest challenge came in our package design. We had our heart set on a backer, large enough for the tags to hang freely inside the cello bag. This of course…

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We couldn’t resist one more card! Boy, do I love experimenting with Lino and Letterpress!

District Dogs Designs

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we wanted to do just one more card!

Get it?

He He He!


Great for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries or Just Because!

Our Hand Carved Block Print & Letterpress Greeting Cards are 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ with a White A2 Envelope

Hand printed and hand pulled from our c.1910 Chandler & Price Letterpress on Pure White 100lb Textured paper, 100% PCW – We love trees!

Packed in an eco-friendly cello bag.

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