Poetry & Print Workshop

These are My Words

These are My Words - printing on the Adana 8x5
These are My Words - Waffle Python
These are My Words - happy printers
Half day (4 hours)
6 people
£50 per person
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“These Are My Words” is a creative writing and letterpress printing workshop bringing together the combined talents of Francesca Kay – Poet, Printer and Word Artist and Sarah Wood Lane – Designer and Letterpress Printer of Berrington Press. It is the first in what will be a series of collaborative poetry and print workshops.

Working with poet Francesca, you will explore and find words that have meaning for you. They may be inspiring, thoughtful, poignant or funny, but uniquely yours.

Using your chosen word or words, you will then work with designer and printer Sarah to give your words expression, beauty and a life of their own. Under her guidance you will have the opportunity to employ traditional letterpress skills to create your own unique printed postcards to take home.


Francesca Kay

Francesca Kay: Word Art, Poetry, Print

Francesca Kay celebrates words, ideas, and the joy of creating and sharing them. In her poetry life, she has extensive experience with workshops and readings for children and adults. She publishes her own poetry in various hand crafted forms; in seed packets, 3-d tunnels, matchboxes, postcards and on pictures. As an artist, Francesca makes word art, using letterpress and collage. She presents words and ideas as prints and 3-d objects. She regularly shows her work at exhibitions and fairs.

Sarah Wood Lane

Sarah Wood Lane: Designer & Letterpress Printer

Sarah runs family printing firm Berrington Press and completed a craft apprenticeship under the tutelage of her father, David Wood in letterpress print methods. She is also the creator of the Berrington Press stationery brand, Osity.

Booking Information

  • Group bookings welcome.

  • Fun and creative activity to mark a special occasion or birthday.
All materials and refreshments are included.

  • Gift vouchers available if you would like to purchase a workshop as a gift for someone else.
We request that under 16’s are accompanied by an adult.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment in full is required at the time of booking.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the workshop after booking, we require at least 14 working days’ notice prior to the workshop date.
  • Bookings are unfortunately non-refundable but we are happy to transfer you to an alternative workshop date in the future.

  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the workshop, an alternative date will be offered.


We are located in the beautiful Golden Valley in Herefordshire and a stone’s throw from book town Hay-on-Wye. There are many places to stay in this enchanted area. If you would like to make a weekend of your letterpress printing workshop here is a list of suggested accommodation as well as places of interest and eateries to visit.

Rowlestone Court Farm

Camping and amazing ice cream
 - a five minute walk.

The Temple Bar Inn

B&B and fantastic food.

Home Farm, Dulas

B&B and self catering - beautiful location.

Hill Farm, Rowlestone

Self catering and stunning location.

Places of Interest and Eateries


The book town of Hay-on-Wye is a fascinating place to visit. There is also the renowned Hay Festival which happens every year in May/June and attracts many well-known faces.

Hereford Cathedral, Chained Library and Mappa Mundi


Ty Gwyn Cider

Delicious and refreshing cider made on the premises. Call in for a drink at their bar or purchase bottles of cider goodness from their shop.


The Bridge at Kentchurch

Good food in beautiful surroundings.


Kentchurch Court Gardens

Historic house with stunning gardens.



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