Sarah and Maude

United Kingdom
Established in 2011, Sarah & Maude is a design and letterpress studio, located in a leafy suburb of Birmingham, England. The studio began with a dream to combine my design background with my passion for all things handcrafted. As a result, in addition to offering design services that cover everything from logos to websites, I also offer bespoke design and letterpress printing services for business, wedding and special event stationery. I launched my line of hand-printed paper goods with a single design from my kitchen table. Several years later, that original design is not only still in print, it’s a bestseller, and my product line continues to grow, selling to customers around the world through my online shops and with retailers throughout the UK. Why Sarah & Maude? We're a team! In the early days my products were gocco screen-printed, but that all changed in 2014 when Maude, my antique print press, arrived in the studio. She may be over 100 years old but Maude is a true workhorse when it comes to printing my designs, so it seemed only fair to share the love with her when it came to naming the studio.
Interview with Sarah from Sarah and Maude
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
The Sarah & Maude studio is home to my Golding Pearl Improved #11, a 700lb cast iron beauty affectionately known as Maude. Small in size but still packing a punch, my Adana HS2 tabletop press (Millie) is something of a little sister to Maude. She’s currently undergoing a bit of a makeover,and will hopefully be back up and running very soon!
What kind of products do you create?: 
Greeting cards, art prints, bookmarks, gift wrap and tags and coasters. I also offer bespoke design and print for wedding and business stationery. Oh and I also screen-print cotton tote bags.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
At the moment, sadly not. But I'm hoping that will change as soon as my small tabletop press, Millie, is refurbished and ready for action!
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