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


Monday, December 10, 2012

New stuff

beautiful wooden type case

 Met a wonderful man about a month ago at a local market named Max, we got talking and he told me he had been a stationery rep all his working life and said he had an Adana press just like mine, we got talking about all the people we knew in common in the printing industry and the like and he invited me over to have a look at what he had, so of course I said yes and this is what I found  hope you enjoy the photos :)

Sigh wooden type

Christmas letterpress  blocks

Lovely little wooden Adana type draws

vintage cow  letterpress block

AAAH Grasshopper !

love insects

a couple of fist blocks

Hot foiler machine

childs toys letterpress block

Friday, December 7, 2012



Adore Abella
Amorphous Glass Creations
Anne & nanny G
Behind the Door
Betty & June
Cupcake Fairy
Gypsy Two
Jasmine Rose
Joanna Gair Fine Paper
Just My Type
LJ Creations
Lyn's Maille
Margarete Creations
Marley and Lockyer
My Mother Mabel
Nara Design
Natural Infusion
Nature Gleam
Naughty Pony
Outside Flowers
Pili Pala Pieces
Pretty Treasures
Rocky Garden Fine Foods
Ruby Victoria Letter Press
Snowflake Hill
Studiooat P/L
Tamar Valley Kids
Textisle Tarts
That Vintage
Velocci Coffee
Willow Tree Lane
Hope to see you there as this will be our last Market of the year 
so if i dont see you at Niche I wish you a very Happy Christmas and I look forward
 to seeing you in the new year :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ruby Victoria @ La Galerie Végétale Paris, France

 It is official Ruby Victoria letterpress will be available in Paris as of  2 weeks from now !


 "La Galerie Végétale" in Paris near the Canal Saint Martin, has made their first order from me to be part of their Scandinavian themed Christmas

My Tags packed and ready to jet off to Paris, wish it was me !

I am very proud to have my work stocked in this beautiful gallery where they have superbly  mixed plants with objects inspired by nature to create a fresh inviting space .

The very inviting front entrance to Galerie Vegetale

Beautiful window display at Galerie Vegetale

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tasmania by Hand

'Tasmania By Hand' is a new project bringing a fresh and stylish selection of talented Tasmanian artists and makers to the rest of Australia. Each market we attend will have different featured artists/makers from a variety of mediums from all over Tasmania.
I am thrilled to announce that Ruby Victoria letterpress has been selected to be one of the lucky Tasmania Makers to be represented at the December Finders Keepers in  Sydney at The Carriage works just in time for Christmas YAY
I would like to say a big thank you to Maya and Sam of Hideyo Designs for being the ones organised enough to come up with this concept and to see it through :) you guys Rock!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas colour for Boutique Market

Pretty new printed bags drying out in the sun

The finished product :)

ready to be strung into pretty bunting
If you are in the Launceston area tomorrow come along to the Boutique Market at the Grand Chancellor Hotel from 9am to 1pm
Come by and say hello and get in early to get your special Christmas stationery and decorations .
Narelle x

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Boutique markets debut in Launceston

It's been a very busy couple of weeks here getting ready for another spurt on markets coming into the Christmas seasons, I have been enjoying to my surprise some screen printing for the first time in a very long time and will have some of the bags I have been printing and they will be for sale for the first time this weekend .

Also available as linocut printed greeting cards

The perfect bag to store all your little Ballerinas dancing gear

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Screen printing at Ruby Victoria

Screenprinted wedding commemorative teatowels for a lovely couple from Qld who are getting married this weekend here in Tasmania.

Not really known for my screen printing abilities 
I have been getting quite a few requests for screen printed calico bags and  tea towels with my linocut images printed on them and of course the easiest way for me to do this is to paint them onto a silk screen and print them this way .

 I will post some more photos of the end products once they have been printed and list in my online shops :)
Narelle x

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Scottish garden wedding

I buckled and agreed to prints some wedding stationery  
Linocut and letterpress type invitations with linocut place card tags.
I have to admit it was fun working with Cate on this project I might be able to be talked into do some  more wedding stationery at some point.
Narelle  X

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Finders Keepers Brissie and The Barn market Hobart

Ruby Victoria will be attending 2 markets this weekend woohoo ! one in Hobart and the other is Brisbane 
I will personally be attending in Hobart to sell and greet my lovely customers and in Brisbane I will be represented my Bluecaravan eco online store thanks to the lovely Jen 
If you are anywhere near either of these market please come along and say hi 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Finders Keepers Sydney

Ruby Victoria are off to Finders Keepers again in the form of a box of goodies
My Products will be for sale along with other selected retailers
in conjunction with Blue caravan online store,
 the place to find all eco friendly and sustainable wares by some of Australia's best Designers.

I would like to thank Jen for this wonderful opportunity to take part as it isn't always easy it escape the island to attend markets on the mainland no matter how much I would like to, so I am totally in debt to her for this fabulous opportunity to be part of this fantastic Market 


If you are unable to attend Finders Keeper and would like to get your hands on some RubyVictoria  just follow the link to my Ruby Victoria  Blue Caravan online store 

Narelle X

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boutique Markets Hobart

Seems like the only time I get to write on my blog at the moment is when I am about to head off to another market and this occasion is no different. 
Ruby and I are heading back down to Hobart this weekend to have a stall at The Boutique Market at The Old Woolstore in Macquarie Street, Hobart 
Doors open at 9am and will be open till 1pm
Please come along there is going to be a great reange of stall holder the likes of Dick and Dora, Marley & Lockyer,  lil'luscious cupcakes, 2pm at the button factor,  Kids stylefile, AdoreU and Beetee's oh yeah and me ! to name just a few. 
Please come along and support your local artists crafters and makers. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Made With love Wynyard

having trouble finding something special for mum this mothers day why not come along to the market this weekend for you last minute shopping especially of you are looking for something a little bit special and different 

This will me my first market in Wynyard so I am really looking forward to meeting Michelle the organiser of this cute little market 

I will have some of my popular love grows and retro caravan greeting cards for sale as well as some letterpress notecards for mothers day, a steal at only $3.00 a pop!
As well as all my other printed goodies gift tags, bookplates, bookmarks and greeting cards. 

Hope to see you all there rain, hail or shine :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Branch Market

The weekend will see me off to Launceston again, this time to attend The Branch market.
 This will be my first stall at this market so I am hoping to meet lots of new people and maybe make a few friends. 

Please come along as it supports the Indias Elizabeth's home Orphanage in Nepal as all stall holder fees are dontated to the charity.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


It has been a little while since I have posted on here loads have been happening, there has been a move to the  sleepy little town of Railton in north west coast of Tasmania,  a new school for ruby and I am back to working from a home studio instead of having to travel whenever I want to work :) 
Moving was all a bit sudden and unexpected but we got there in the end and I am really looking forward to having a look around the coast to see what has changed over the past 4 years that I have been living in Southern Tasmania 

 This week I will be travelling up to Launceston for my first Niche market of the year, feels like we haven't missed a beat right back into the markets !
I am really looking forward to catching up with all my market stall friends and meeting new customers and just having a nice time of it really, I hope to see you there 
Narelle XXX

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kelly Gerdes Photography

Yesterday while at Salamanca market I met the lovely Kelly, of Kelly Gerdes photography 
She has just recently moved to Tasmania and has been keeping herself busy taking lots of lovely photographs around Hobart.

I was thrill when she wanted to take some photos of my products on my stall here are some of her images. 
If you would like to take a look at some more of her work please take a look at her Facebook 
her landscape photography is particularly beautiful.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentines day

linocut quilted hearts greeting cards

Yes it is fast approaching so if you are local to Hobart and you haven't yet found a card to send to your love come down to Salamanca market tomorrow and have a look at what I have to offer,  don't go and buy a run of the mill greeting card from a newsagents get a card that doubles and original work of art that they can keep and put in a frame as a keepsake to remember how much you love them

love grows linocut  letterpress greeting card

love grows linocut  letterpress  handcoloured  greeting card   

If  you are unable to make it to the market I have a range of card available in my online store just click on the link belong 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A wonderful week of Printing

It has been a busy week at the studio printing a custom order of change of address card for a family that have just done the big move from NSW moved to sunny Perth W.A, lucky them, 
I love Western Australia.
Last name and address has been blanked out for privacy purposes

I have also been busy printing some pretty heart gift tags for Valentines day which is coming up very soon in the 14th of February.

 I also decided to print some handy little notebooks with some of my older prints

These single  beehive notecards  as well as other designs will now be available  if you want to just write a little letter to someone extra special you can without having to buy a pack of them.

These will all be available at Salamanca Market this weekend