printed in-cabin on sustainable paper, pressed, hand-sewn,
Hemp Heritage Paper
100% sustainable, archival, made in the USA
Smooth-textured with natural specks from the hemp and recycled paper content.
Before sewing, we press pages and cover stock in a family press.
Susan’s father bought the press at a flea market in Munich during the summer of ‘69,
while he was living and teaching in Italy and Germany. The press caught his eye for
pressing plants like his grandfather ... So he balanced it on the handle bars of
his bicycle to bring it to his temporary home and eventually back to California.
He later gifted it to botanist and bookmakers Susan and Gary Entsminger in Colorado.
On winter nights with music playing and dreams twinkling in the sky,
we punch holes with a bookbinder’s awl
and sew the pages and cover together with linen thread reinforced with beeswax.
We are happy to present this beautiful edition to you.
Ready to ship in eco-friendly envelopes also made in Colorado.