Our Indiegogo Campaign is LIVE!

Visit our Campaign Page on Indiegogo! Folks, if you’ve ever sat around thinking to yourself, “I wish I could give money to a small local business who has an old building that is rotting into the ground,” then today is your lucky day! Our small, cedar cabin in the woods on the edge of Olympia’s […]

Read More

Let’s make this a tradition!

Since I arrived at The Sherwood Press 26 years ago, I have always thought we should open up for Halloween, but in all those years we never had, until last year. This neighborhood just isn’t a big Halloween neighborhood, and lots of parents drive their kids up to the South Capitol neighborhood to enjoy the crazy […]

Read More

75 YEARS!

The Sherwood Press has just turned 75! I am so happy to be keeping Jocelyn Dohm’s legacy alive here in this wonderful place, keeping the presses running and putting my own stamp and style on things. I came here almost exactly 26 years ago – wandered up here on my bicycle after friends kept pestering me […]

Read More

Pursuing Paper: A Hollander Beater at Last!!!

It’s been a long ambition to make paper. In my early twenties I took up bookbinding and ended up working for Don Guyot at Colophon Book Arts Supply in Olympia, Washington. As part of my job, I was able to attend the Paper Book Intensive a couple of times, helping to run the small store […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Summer of paper, printing and design!

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More