We each set up and printed a short piece of our choosing. Since we could only print one at a time , Brian encouraged us to get playful and set up and print some wooden type. You see my effort above. I'm pleased with it.
I chose to print the two-line refrain from Yeats' poem, "The Long-legged Fly". I have been coming back to this poem over and over in the last few months and I'm glad to do a little homage by printing these lines. It was pure chance that Brian handed me a case with a Celtic typeface. It might have been a bit of an affectation to choose it for Yeats, but since the Irish poet and the Celtic typeface were paired randomly, I will credit a fortunate happenstance and enjoy the effect. Here's what my effort produced:
I printed five sheets -- that is, I produced an edition of five. Three are on heavy stock, but two are on slightly lighter weight paper. I folded one into a Turkish map fold and made a little book for it. I found an image of a long-legged fly from a nineteenth century garden book and inkjet printed it to the cover and the back of the mapfold. It turned out to be a nice little book.