Monthly Archives: February 2013

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.


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


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 I am happy to do custom orders!

Take care,

New Word Art Prints


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.


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:


I love how the seahorse looks:


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,

Zippered Pencil Cases


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!


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…


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


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,