Sunday, June 21, 2009

Books Rock!

I'm teaching at the Focus on Book Arts Conference in Forest Grove, OR next weekend and had a lot of fun designing this little pop-up. It is 100% cotton handmade paper, ink jet printed and it really rocks (literally)! I'll have them at the trade fair on Friday evening and all-day on Saturday.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Paper from Hops

I had someone from Rogue Brewing call me up and ask if paper could be made from Hop Bines. She came to the studio yesterday and we processed a couple of bines (yes Bines) and made some lovely brown sheets. Extracting the fiber was a daunting task, so I doubt that she'll be able to process her 42 acres into handmade sheets of paper, but what a great idea!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Knot Drawings

It has been awhile, but I'm going to try to be a more consistent blogger. It occurs to me that I could blog about other people doing wonders with paper, so if anyone like that is reading, let me know what you are doing, or if you have something you would like to read about, leave a comment.

I am in the process of working on my first edition project. Here I am embedding an untied knot in between two sheets of translucent abaca paper. I'm making 6 different editioned pieces, and an additional piece which will become a broadside with a poem by William Stafford letterpress printed on it. I am also producing a suite of the knot drawings which will be housed with the broadside in a handmade box (ed. 10).