Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"The Way It Is"

My first edition is hot off the press! Sandy Tilcock of lone goose press in Eugene printed an edition of 50 of a William Stafford poem on a handmade piece of translucent abaca with an embedded thread drawing. This project was quite involved, from making a jig to tie the knots and embedding them between the sheets; to 3 press runs with special taping to prevent the ends of the strings from getting inked. I'm delighted with the results.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness Helen...

    this paper, the poem, the lovely little thread running through it...JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Are you selling any of the edition?
    Not going to be able to come to Atlanta this week to my sadness... But would love to buy on of these if you made them for sell. Let me know.

    Have a wonderful time... I will be thinking about you all.