Saturday, February 5, 2011

Aloha Letterpress Handmade Books

I made these books with my own handmade paper. The first with the sky blue and white pages, began with deciding what type of paper I wanted to make. I decided to beat cotton fabric from an old t-shirt in my Hollander and then beat some kozo for the cloudy overlay. The story is of the Hawaiian warrior, Maui, trying to capture the sun. The second book tells a metaphorical tale of my swimming with the waves, trying to find the words to express myself. The book was made with a blend of beaten cotton and straw fibers. I then binded it with an accordion fold. I love to make books with my handmade paper, and hope to find more time to do so. There's just not enough time to do all that I want to.


  1. These are so beautiful! Do make them in editions or are they one of a kind?

    I do know what you mean about not having time to do it all!

  2. Thank you for the kind words about my handmade books. I make them in limited editions although I only have 1 left of each of them. I really would like to devote more time to making these books, but they take much time from making my own paper, binding, printing.

    Thank you for visiting!