Monthly Archives: February 2013

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World Map Print

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A while ago I thought that it would be fun to be able to print a map of the world onto fabric. I drew one and had it made into a thermofax screen, which arrived last week, together with my new calligram designs. I made a red-on-white test print that looked great (or so I thought), so I stretched it in a hoop.

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Then I did another screenprinting session and had fun experimenting with different colours ink…

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Here’s one of the resulting prints – I made it into a large fabric card:

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How about printing on t-shirts?

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I’ve got the whole world on my shirt!

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I love this print! (and so did my youngest son – he wants it printed on a green shirt)

The World Map Print is also available now as a fabric design in six different colour combinations at Spoonflower

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As always; if you would like to have one of my designs printed in a different colourway (or on a t-shirt in a different size), please send me an email (info at lindarobertus.com). I am happy to do custom orders!

Take care,
Linda

New Word Art Prints

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This was a very productive week! On Thursday I received the thermofax screens I had ordered, with my new calligram designs. I did a quick screen printing session while the kids played on their new Wii (dinner was a bit late that day…) and the next day stretched the prints in hoops and on canva,s and made them into art cards.

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The mouse was a request from a friend, the other animals have been on my to-do list for a long time. Especially this fascinating Australian animal, the platypus:

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I love how the seahorse looks:

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All these prints are now available in my Etsy shop. I have started to draw some more calligrams. Which animal would you like to me to do next?

Take care,
Linda

Zippered Pencil Cases

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You know about my love affair with burlap – making something out of used Hessian coffee bags. Well, for quite a while I have been thinking of making zippered burlap cases for pencils or other small items. The problem was that I have an irrational fear of zippers – sewing zippers, that is! I finally decided to tackle this fear and lo and behold!

The case below was the very first one I made. It’s not perfect but I really like it, and it now lives in my bag, holding all those small items you carry around… The one above is now for sale in my Etsy shop!

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My fear of zippers conquered, I grabbed a white zipper I had somewhere and with some oilcloth scraps I made this pouch. My son loves it so I may give it to him…

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Next, I cut a freezer paper stencil to make this case (also for sale):

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Of course I could stencil any word (to a maximum of 10 letters) onto a case like this, so I am also offering a Personalized Burlap Pencil Case.

And I might try some zippered pillow covers soon! (although hidden zippers still frighten me…)

Take care,
Linda