Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking

Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing

The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine

I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested


Friday, February 19, 2010

It has been almost a week since my last post !

Wow I can't believe it has nearly been over a week since I last posted on here, It has been a seriously busy week.
the Barn market was fabulous last Saturday so many happy customer and stall holder ,Miriam & Helen did a fantastic job of the whole thing and even though it rained some of the time, that didn't stop people from coming in and having a shop.

Sunday was the Woodbridge Market I really like this market it has a real down to earth charm about it and a nice mix of people and things to look at ranging from fresh produce, lead lighting, paper mache creations ,gem stops, fudges, knitted item and printing of course , you can also sit for a portrait for less that $30 now that is pretty fantastic .
Unfortunately there are only two more markets at Woodbridge this season and then it will be back again in spring I think .

During this week has seen me doing custom orders, printing, drawing new designs, writing more applications and profiles and too much paper work at the computer.

But I have also received a few wonderful things in the mail link my new knight in shining armour letterpress block which I hope prints well enough for me to use for little party invitations for boy to take to mathildas market next month and my beautiful string arrived from the states drool I love string.
I have been doing a bit of printing as well some new tags in some lovely bright happy colours and reprinting some of my teacups in different colours I think the teacups look beautiful in this red, I also printed the other 3 stack of cups in turquoise and looks stunning, better than the 2 cup print I am not sure why might just be the pattern I hope you enjoy the new photo anyway .

yesterday I went to visit a lady that I had met at the Woodbridge market, she had liked my work and had asked me to consider illustrating her children s book for her.
We had a lovely morning drinking tea and chatting and I think the partnership on this lovely story is going to work out very well , Nansy is also a fabulous painter and is a beautiful person and I feel blessed that she found me at the market and felt that she could ask me to work on this project with her, It is going to be interesting what we come up with so stay tuned.
So much other stuff to report but my eye are tired so maybe later
Keep well everyone

Narelle x


  1. looking forward to hearing more about this children's book

  2. hi Isis
    yes I am a bit nervous about it as I don't profess to be a book illustrator,but nansy and I will work together and I will make our rough sketches and ideas into something she is looking for.

  3. Congrats on the book. When will you be at Woodbridge again? I forgot to get the red tea cup print.

  4. hi marita we will be at the last Woodbridge market for the year on the 7th of March I think I will check this out and post it on my where you can meet us column on my blog
    with the print just give me a call and I am more than happy to pay you a visit and drop one off

  5. Sounds like thiings are still going really well for you - Yay! I think the childrens book illustrations sounds a right fine idea!

  6. hi Annie ,yeah I am just keeping busy with as many market that I can handle and just keep pluggin away and I'm happy to try anything reasonable when asked ,the book illustrating is going to be great I am really looking forward to starting on it next week

  7. Hi Narelle, the book sounds amazxing - I also can't wait to see what you both come up with! and your letterpress work is - as always really lovely. Enjoying your blog.... have fun! :)

  8. hi inaluxe
    Yes I am very excited about the book the lady that has written it is a painted and her style of writing is very visual the first time I read the story the image were there in my mind so clearly but we will work together on the images as it is ,her story and as an artist she also has the images in her minds eye I think we will have a pretty similar bend on how the images should be thought we seem to have a pretty strong connection in an artistic way which is very strange but really nice for me .

  9. sounds very exciting indeed! I look forward to seeing it. :)


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