Nov.20, 2012
Friends, Inspiration, travel
Sol Food in San Rafael!

P-Town, we love you… but SF, what can we say – your town is a whole lotta inspiring. This last weekend we spent two quick days in The City by the Bay. Our first stop was a tour of the new Heath Ceramics Factory near the Mission. The huge kilns for tile production are not up and running yet but were impressive nonetheless. We ate well: Puerto Rican food in San Rafael, Mexican in Oakland, Belcampo cheeseburgers, sandwiches from Salumeria. We went to Old Oakland for pop-ups (yay for Umami-Mart!), and the Marin Country Mart to visit friends (missing the food cart round up by one day!). And lucky for us our trip coincided with the Heath Ceramics annual sample sale in Sausalito. Needless to say our carry-ons got heavier.

Nov.14, 2012
Friends, sale, studio

The Second Annual Egg Press Holiday Sample Sale at the Schoolhouse Electric Factory begins THIS FRIDAY! If you are in Portland, please come join in the fun.

All letterpress cards are $1 – including lots of new Egg Press and Studio Olivine seconds, samples and discontinued styles. Also, it will be your once a year opportunity to get great deals on Kata Golda goods and gifts. As always, there will be tempting snacks and beverages to enjoy as you browse, PLUS give-aways and prizes!!

Let the shopping begin: Friday, November 16th – Monday, November 19th
Time: Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am – 6 pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm
Place: Schoolhouse Electric Design Library (2181 NW Nicolai, Portland, OR 97210)
And for all of you out-of-town friends, the online sample sale will be held November 23rd– Dec 3rd at For this limited time our best quality seconds will be available in bundles of 10 assorted cards for $10.

Nov.13, 2012

The über talented Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop and the fine folks at Schoolhouse Electric will be unveiling their recent collaboration in San Francisco this Thursday. The collection is made up of pin-on medals, embroidered pillows, trophy lamps and vases. We want them all! A couple of Egg Press delegates are headed down to the Bay Area to help celebrate! The party will be held at the new Heath Ceramics retail space on 18th Street. If you'll be in the area come join the party - RSVP here. Hurry though, space is limited!

Nov.12, 2012
events, Friends, sale, studio

We first met Alison from Kata Golda yeaaaars ago at the National Stationery Show. We were already big fans as we'd seen her work at our local stationer, Oblation Papers and Press. Kata Golda incorporates many forms of craft including needlework, bookbinding, felting, pottery and letterpress printing. Throughout the aesthetic remains consistent: charming hand stitched or hand drawn illustrations of animals and things from the natural world, each with a personality of its own. To meet Alison was a thrill and to find out that she lived in the Pacific Northwest was icing on the cake. She has joined us at our Holiday Sample sale ever since.

The holiday SAMPLE SALE begins this coming Friday. In addition to great deals on Egg Press letterpress cards (not to mention a batch of things from Studio Olivine), Kata Golda will be here with great deals on ornaments, tooth fairy pillows, nature pals, tea cups, cups in cozies, zipper pouches, little journals, finger puppets, and DIY kits. It's a sale not to be missed!

Sample sale details:
Dates: Friday, November 16th – Monday, November 19th *
Time: Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am – 6 pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm
Place: Schoolhouse Electric Design Library - 2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland OR 97210

If you are in Portland, we hope to see you there! If not, stay tuned for the on-line sample sale to follow.

Nov.7, 2012
collaboration, crafts, studio

Have we mentioned our talented staff? Turns out that Emily and Tess have knitting in common and both have mad skills at the craft. Earlier this year they teamed up to make something very special for baby Aster. They took on a colorwork pattern (skill level: advanced!!!) and each committed to a section of the sweater. The finished product was presented this week to much fanfare. Here's what Aster & Rosa + team Knit had to say…

Rosa: I think it’s the most adorable thing in her closet and so special because it was made just for Aster by her friends at Egg Press. I love the tiny heart pattern because it’s just a little bit sweet and it adds variety to her wardrobe of stripes and solids. Aster says “uh oh oh” because that’s what she says, but I think that means she loves it!

Emily: The pattern is adapted from Sally (All those knitters out there can see it on Ravelry here). The pattern is for a baby cardigan, but we adapted it into a vest to make it quicker to knit – also vests are so versatile! We each knitted one side of it, and then Tess seamed it and added buttons to the shoulder to make it easier to put it on and take it off. The knitting did take us quite awhile, so we were both happy we decided to knit it in a 1 year old size! The yarn was Cascade Heritage sock yarn (made in the pacific northwest!). We chose a sock yarn because it is superwash – meaning that Mama can throw it in the washer and doesn’t need to worry about it shrinking.

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