I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Monday, April 2, 2012

My type of museum

It feels like only yesterday but our visit to the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum was more than 8 months ago.

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Mom, me + "Roo" and Dad

But for my Dad it was more like 40 years ago since he braced his feet on the concrete ledge to peek into the factory windows. He grew up down the road in Two Rivers, Wis. The presses were running then and they are still running today. So we explored the exhibits to experience the history of the company and the town.

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Museum interior

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Wood type

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Font drawers

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Foreshadowing that CB would be two weeks early?

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Two Rivers printing plate and photo below

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Hamilton exterior and the smokestack

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Tessa and me + "Roo"

CB arrived a week later and my photos have been buried under, well, baby photos. My sister, Tessa (the budding graphic artist), and I can't wait to go back — maybe even take a workshop. Visit Hamilton's website to learn more.

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
"Designer Break-ups" from workshops

Perhaps I'll be inspired to finally craft something from my own lil' collection of wood type.

My collection of wood type

2 comments:

  1. Oh, what a cool-looking place! Thanks for the mini tour.

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  2. Let me know if you ever want to take a field trip. I love it there. London Dairy Alpacas is even kinda on the way. Could be a fun Saturday later this summer!

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