Handmade Heroes #1: Meticulous Ink
For yonks now we've been wanting to start a regular feature to shout about all the incredible creative talents we come across, so we've started a regular post called 'Handmade Heroes'.
There's no contest who to feature in our first post: Our very good friends at Meticulous Ink. Athena & Charlie launched this wonderful business just a few months after The Makery on the same street as our original shop, so we've always felt an affinity to them.
They were recently featured in Barbour's Wild Britain Handmade Tales series; if you watch ANYTHING online today, you absolutely MUST watch this:
Meticulous Ink are a traditional printer and stationer. A walk past their shop is a wondrous thing: Seeing the smooth, repetitive motion of their glorious Heidelberg Windmill letterpresses, you can't help but stop and take a moment to watch.
We were so excited to welcome Athena as our regular 'Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy Workshop' Tutor, and she's been running sell-out workshops with us now for a couple of years. It's the workshop that all our team here were clamouring to assist on, and we can tell you it's genuinely the most cathartic 3 hours you can imagine!
There is something so connecting about focussing on your handwriting - as Athena mentions in her video, people rarely take the time to actually write these days. It's one of those workshops where you get out so much more than you anticipated.