Letterpress Wedding Invitations - Justine and Edward

Hand drawn maps are an incredibly popular choice amongst our customers here at Meticulous Ink, combining the simple functionality of a map, with a playful and elegantly illustrated design unique to stationery specialist and designer Athena Cauley-Yu.

For Edward and Justine this was something they really wanted to feature in their invitation suite, the day itself was intended to be quite a laid back affair so we wanted to ensured the invitations held this feel well. To accentuate the relaxed theme, the design was drawn entirely by hand - adding a little playfulness and fun to the invite.

The invitation itself was letterpress printed in dark green ink - onto 425gsm Bockingford board, a stock we often use for letterpress due to it's wondrous impression taking properties. Intended originally as a watercolour paper, it is an incredibly soft and nicely textured stock, allowing our letterpress machines to bite gently into the board leaving a well considered impression.
We complimented the invitation with a brown recycled envelope and soft yellow tissue lining to enhance the delicate letterpress print that was to sit inside the envelope.

Within the design itself, we made sure that we made it personal to the couple; Edward and Justine both worked within the food industry, so naturally the invitation embellishments were food related. With delicate line illustrations of vegetables, fruits and flowers - including daffodils which the couple had on the day, the lining of the envelope was also a little nod to their flower choice of the day.

Hand Lettering Workshop, Heal's London.

We will be heading back to London later this April, following our successful workshop at Another Country in Marylebone - and will be holding our hand lettering workshop at Heal's on Tottenham Court Road for the second time this year!

Our workshop at Heal's in February for the Modern Craft Market

Back in February this year, we participated in the Heal's Modern Craft Market - a fantastic fortnight of amazing craftspeople, furniture making and conversation curated by Hole & Corner magazine. Heal's was such a wonderful venue, we have decided to hold our hand lettering workshop there again.

On the 29th of April, our hand lettering expert Athena will be bestowing her hand lettering knowledge upon pupils at Heal's in their beautiful store on Tottenham Court Road.
The workshop will start at 5.30pm and will last until 8pm. On the day we will provide each pupil with a nib, nib holder, practice sheets, guide sheets and a pot of Meticulous Ink.

We will go through the basics of hand lettering, from handling a nib and ink to forming beautiful letters and words in a copperplate style.

Tickets available to purchase below.

Hand Lettering Workshop at Another Country, London.

Over the next couple of months we will be holding more of our ever popular hand lettering workshops in store, of which we will be releasing more tickets for later this week.

Photo courtesy of Jet Indigo
But on the 4th April we are collaborating with the wonderful Another Country in Marylebone, London to hold our hand lettering workshop in their beautiful store on Crawford Street.

Another Country are a contemporary craft furniture store based in London, who produce the most beautiful furniture inspired by archetype - calling on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country Kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese wood work for inspiration.
Consequently their store on Crawford street is a beautiful environment, and one that we know will aid in a tranquil and inspiring atmosphere for the days lettering efforts.
The workshop itself will be held in their store, and you will be scribing away on their beautiful furniture - a privilege in itself!
Another Country are hosting the event and will be providing tea and cake to enjoy whilst you master your hand lettering skills.

We have 10 places available for this particular workshop, and it will be held on the 4th of April from 2pm - 4.30pm.

Tickets available below.