Sugared Water #002

We’re pleased to announce the release of our second issue of Sugared Water! | via WLH on Etsy.

Each copy of #002 is wrapped lovingly in a hand-pulled, four color serigraph with stencil on 100% recycled (25% PCW) 105lb stock. We used a technique called a rainbow roll, and though every print contains 3 ink colors, the gradient blend on each is unique. (We began with white, yellow, and red inks and printed a finishing line in metallic gold.) This edition is 195, each hand numbered & handsewn. (Spring 2014)

Our cover features a trio of feathers stacked to suggest a leaf form, inspired, of course, by one of the pieces inside—in this case, a poem.

Our contributors for Sugared Water #002:

Katie Berger, “Valentine’s Day”
Jessica Bixel, “The Sister and Other Inventions”
Su Cho, “In the Middle of the Highway, There is a Garden”
Wendy Creekmore, “This Place Turned Headstone”
Kelly Dumar, “Enough”
Malisa Garlieb, “The Pair” and “Blueberry Season”
Lois Marie Harrod, “Dump”
Scott Hartwich, “Montana Elegy”
Yume Kim, “The Little Girl and the Blue Umbrella”
Anna King, “Everything Afterward Had Always Been”
Christen Leppla, “Morning”
Rebecca McLeod, “Don’t Forget to Hang the New Curtains in Our Bedroom”
Caitlin Neely, “The Interior Part”
s. Nicholas, “Feed” and “Cherries”
Dustin Parsons, “Transmission” and “Mulberries”
Marina Petrova, “The Boat”
John W. Sexton, “The Legend of Flight”
Wes Solether, “I Lay Flush With”
SJ Stephens, “Hidden Among Trees”
Steven Wolf, “He Holds Me Together Against His Chest”

You can see our rainbow roll above, and a couple examples of the variations in the edition. You can achieve a more controlled and similar roll by using printing guides, but we decided to go-with-it-and-see approach. Our overlay is a line drawing screened in  metallic gold. we’ve stenciled the letters with cyan acrylic (a few are gold or red), and sewn the books with a heavy cream or white heavyweight thread.