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


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cheer at Rebecca Roth gallery

For the next couple of week Grace Garton  Aka little black crow and I  will be taking over the front window at Rebecca Roths gallery at the Salamanca Art centre,

 bringing some handmade Christmas Cheer to the shop front Grace has been busy knitting little Christmas decorations and I have printed up some lovely long Christmas garland and gift tags.

one of Graces creations 

Pop in and see Bec at the gallery she has a fantastic selection of jewellery and art works by Tasmanian artists.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas at the Barn

That's right I am off to the Barn market again this weekend over on the Eastern shore just before the eastlands shopping complex on your left hand side of the road
for their big Christmas Shindig!
It's going to be huge, bbq and face painting for the kids,  loads of  handmade Christmas pressies to be spotted and bought.
I hope to see lots of people there I will have my stall outside this time in one of the gazebos just before you wander in to the actual barn so please pop by and say hello 


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Niche Market home and hosed

Here are some of my favorites from this weekends Niche all wrapped up Christmas market,  I hope you enjoy the photos
feltjob - Darren & his daughter neddle felting

Samspiration - felt creations


Pilli pala pieces

Isis made


honey Tasmania

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Niche here we come

letterpress mini tags ready for making in to mini Christmas decorations /bunting

 We will be packing our bags & getting eveything organised for our trip up the launceston for this years Niche market at the tramsheds at Inveresk next door to the art gallery and art school.
I am very excited to be back at Niche after so long and I am looking forward to seeing all my friends from launceston who will also be selling their Handmade product. 
larger coaster card Christmas decorations/bunting strung up and ready for sale
Please come along and see if you can find something beautiful and handmade for Christmas pressies this year, the quality of the products are second to none and many of the makers are fast become quite well known around Australia & internationally for their fabulous designs and products.

I hope to see you there

Thursday, November 10, 2011

beautiful people and treasures

today has been full of beautiful things and people
Today Ruby and I took a trip out to Richmond with my good friend Grace.
Grace and I had planned a trip out there to see the teddies on the green shop as I had never been there I bought the cute little pink Teddie bear and the little worry doll brooch so sweet .
The weather was so lovely out there we took a walk around the town, we has a beautiful garlic pizza for lunch then drove back to Graces for a cuppa.
to my glee Grace gave me one of her beautiful handmade elephant dolls and one of her print as a trade for some of my new bookplates and paper bunting, I chose this particular print as it reminds me of grace and I love Crows so I thought it was a good pick.

  Another lovely surprise when I got home was my lovely big bag of handmade notebooks  i bought off etsy,made by my friend Isis were sitting on my doorstep waiting for me to get home, I love getting mail espacially when it is something I can print on :)
I hope you have all had a day as nice as mine has been
Narelle x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ask and you shall receive

While at the Boutique market this past weekend and for the last couple of months at Salamanca market I have had customers asking for the longer lengths of lino cut  bunting,  I was only making smaller one and they have been super dooper popular but people saw the ones I decorated my market gazebo with and wanted to buy them so after Meeting Rachel of Boutique markets I decided it was time to do it.
Rachel had asked for a red and forest green one so here it is!

I think these look lovely strung up

I will also have them in the red and aqua flora tag design as well as a red snowflake design if all goes well and I don't sell them all first, I will have these for sale at all the upcoming Christmas markets 
red snowflake design also available

Aqua flora design

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Is coming Yipee!

With Christmas fast approaching now is the time to find beautiful things for your loved ones and what better gift than a locally made handcrafted gift.
I have no less that 15 design/craft markets in the lead up to the big day so there really is no shortage of fantastic markets to buy handmade.
Here is a list of the markets I will be personally at over the festive season along with loads of other crafters, artist,designers and makers from all over Tasmania

So please come along and have a look at what a fantastic array of local product there are to buy and in most cases what you will be buying will be either a one off or a very limited run of a product which makes it all the more special to the person who receives it. 

Letterpress Christmas bunting by me :) will be for sale at all the lovely Tasmanian markets this festive season starting this weekend