On November 18th, Mable Lee of Lala Press graciously opened up her awesome Silver Lake studio to us for a morning of good old fashioned fun with letterpress.
After a brief demo on how to use the presses (Mable works on vintage Vandercooks), our crew got a crash course in holiday card marking.
But not before we learned how to properly ink the press.


Mable gave us full access to her existing wood and metal type set, which was mesmerizing all on its own.
Though it did take some patience (and often a mirror) to figure out our messages.


Here’s a sneak peek of some of our holiday creations!

If you were bummed that you couldn’t attend this workshop (we know, we know and we’re sorry), please keep in mind that Mable offers several workshops throughout the year, as well as private one-on-one instruction.
Thank you, Mable!