Worktable Wednesday

This week I got a custom order for five guest books – due next week. This is my very first corporate client, so I’m quite excited.

They chose a wonderful paper made by Richard Langdell of Armstrong Handmade Papers – it contains hay gathered from his neighbor’s field (first sheet on the left in the image below):

Handmade papers by Richard Langdell of Armstrong Handmade Papers

When I visited Richard’s studio today, I intended to just pick up the three sheets I needed. As you’ve already seen, I came home with more than three sheets…um, it was 28.

One of the things I love about visiting Richard’s studio is that I get to see his experimental stuff. I instantly fell for a cotton paper with pieces of gold and silver leaf, along with hops. I’m thinking maybe a beer journal?

Handmade paper with hops, gold and silver leaf

I’m going to use the solid sheets in a letterpress experiment – I want to do blind printing with wood type. I got into the letterpress open studio next week at Dartmouth, so hopefully I’ll have something to show you soon!

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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