Samara O'Shea

Learning Something New . . .

It is my pleasure to introduce you to a Web site after my own heart: Felt & Wire. I uncovered this gem when the lovely Trish Kinsella (of Dauphine Press) attended my workshop last weekend and told me that she would be writing a review of the event for F&W. The review is up today (thank you Trish!), and the pictures I was unable to post here are posted over there (they’re a little more tech savvy). Here’s a bit about F&W:

Felt & Wire is about paper in its many-splendored forms: from postage stamps to posters, from memorable mail to beautiful books, from invitations to artistic innovations. The site was conceived (our editor would say kuhnceived) at Mohawk Fine Papers, by people who love the feel of paper, the look of paper, the marvel of ink on paper, and the magic of what people do with paper. The papers we make at Mohawk are esteemed by designers, fine printers, and letter-writers around the world. Our relationships with the greater design community provide creative grist for our mill every day.

The mastermind (read: editor) behind the paper-obsessed blog, Alyson Kuhn, and I spent some time marveling over e-mail about how we hadn’t heard of each other before. It’s no matter! We know of each other now, and I’m excited to point everyone in the F&W direction. I also look forward to future collaborations with this glorious site.

Unrelated note: My latest guest blog for Giftsin24 is about RSVPing and writing thank you notes for wedding season. Check it out if you have a chance. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!