Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie

Plant Dyes from the Kitchen

By Catherine Michaelis
Shelton, Washington: May Day Press, [2006]. Edition of 75.

4.375 x 3.25"; 12 leaves. Letterpress printed at Springtide Press. Typeface: Adonis. Japanese stab binding.

Colophon: "Japanese Uwa papers have been tested, torn, boiled, dyed, hung out to dry, sorted, torn again, letterpressed, stabbed, and sewn. Variations took great effort to achieve. Please do not display in bright light. The paper for each page in this book is dyed from various herbs and foods one might find in a kitchen: Turmeric, Black Tea, Red Onion Skins."

Catherine Michaelis: "This was also created in the kitchen! The pages are a soft Japanese paper dyed with plant stuff after rummaging through the spice cupboard and refrigerator. It was sewn on during Catherine's honeymoon in Sanibel, Florida."
$50 (SOLD)