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…
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
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!
This Sunday, the 25th of November, Blue Jacaranda will be at Inspired, a Shopping and Fundraising Event created by Brisbane artist Kylie Farrelly. This week I have been busy making stock, such as this Chalk Cloth Bunting. The backside is made from laminated fabric, so it can be used indoors and outdoors.
This Oilcloth Bunting is also very suitable for garden parties:
Buntings look so good like this:
Yesterday I did a big screen printing session.
Today I made the prints into Art Cards, ACEO and stretched them in hoops:
Inspired is at 30 Florence Street, Teneriffe (Brisbane) from 3 until 6pm.
The Blue Jacaranda November Newsletter was sent out last week – to read it click here. Don’t forget that by signing up for the newsletter (via the tab above or use the link in the sidebar to the right) you automatically go in the draw to win a beautiful Blue Jacaranda prize each month. This month you can win this original art card (10×4 inch / 25 x 10 cm) – I used the seed pod of a Poinciana tree as a stamp to create the fabric on the front. At the back is plain muslin, so you can write a message with a gel pen or Sharpie. The card is finished with a satin stitch in silver metallic thread.
This could be a unique Christmas card for someone special, or a small art piece for yourself!