Olympia Propaganda Squad: A brief reflection

After seeing the movie Selma last night, I was reminded that way back in 2004, before the November election, I formed a group called the Olympia Propaganda Squad with some friends of mine: Jenn Kliese, Lena Davidson, Ramona Tougas, and Carrie Stellpflug, with help from others. Using the various design and production tools available at […]

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Summer of paper, printing and design!

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WE’RE MAKING PAPER!!!

For years I’ve accumulated clean offcuts of cotton letterpress paper. I just don’t have the heart to throw it out in the regular recycling, so I’ve been squirreling it away in the hopes of finding a papermaker who would appreciate having it. Well… I held on long enough for that papermaker to be me. I […]

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Jocelyn’s Memorial Garden Looks Lovely in the Spring

Ten years ago this spring, I asked Jocelyn’s friends to consider contributing plants from their own yards for a memorial garden I was planting. Many people came by with something dug up from their own gardens. These plants were by and large native species, but a few non-natives were brought along, too. I spent days […]

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A Well-oiled Machine

When I stepped through the front door of The Sherwood Press 24 years ago and fell in love with it hard and fast, it wasn’t because it was a small business. It was because the work that Jocelyn did here was an old, even ancient craft. And everything about that craft appealed to me, from […]

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The Sherwood Press on Vimeo!

Late last year, we were lucky enough to have a most wonderful video made about The Sherwood Press by Charlie Voorhis and his team at Voortex Productions. It was a fun day and the result says so much without any words at all, which is nice, because I really did not want to speak. Please […]

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FALL OPEN HOUSE!

It has been a few years since we had an open house, but since I am celebrating my TENTH YEAR as owner of the press, we are reviving the tradition. It’s a special day, too, because it’s the birthday of our founder Jocelyn Dohm (1918–2003), and I am also celebrating the first year of my […]

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Worth a thousand words….

If a picture is worth so many words, I am saving you a lot of time by sparing you all the words that would be needed to describe what’s been going on around here since my last post. Suffice it to say that our little business is going nuts and growing fast. No sense hiding […]

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Bad blogger! BAD!

Okay, so I’m not a good blogger, YET. You haven’t seen anything new here because there’s SO MUCH WORK going on and new developments that talking about it just seems to fall to the bottom of the list again and again. A few highlights… My most excellent partner Terry Bunce acquired a Heidelberg Windmill press […]

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