Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Like many people, I was once a girl scout back in the day, and boy did I (along with my Mom's help) work my ass off for those merit badges - sewing, cooking, you name it!
So it was cool to stumble across Pod Post and see these contemporary crafty merit badges they have for sale. They must be the first people I have ever seen to create merit badges for letterpress! Their set includes 3 badges - one for setting type, one for type, and one for printing (on a Vandercook of course - but damn printing on an old school C&P is so much harder!). They also have great sets of badges for bookbinding and zine making arts - so I must give props to these crafty librarians for having merit badges for all these skill sets!
(image from Pod Post)