Category Rubber Stamps
I’ve been rediscovering my love of knitting lately, and in doing so I found the inspiration for adding a new custom rubber stamp to my range (it’s definitely a range, now there are two designs, right?). I recently completed a scarf for my friend Howard, and wanted to add a little something when I wrapped it up. I decided a “Handmade by…” label would be perfect, so I set about designing one.
The basic idea was straightforward: a knitter’s stamp should definitely include needles and yarn, and if there’s swirling yarn then why not make the yarn spell out the text? Figuring out just the right placement of the ball of yarn, needles and words took a little playing around until I hit on the right fit.
I’m chuffed to bits with the finished design, and I love receiving a package of a drawing I’ve made turned into a beautiful hardwood backed stamp by the English Stamp Company. I spent a little while mulling over which colour to make the first impression with, then settled on trusty Green Bean recycled brown, and black ink to complement the greys in the scarf. The result was a very crisp, smart-looking tag to accompany Howard’s scarf on its journey to him, and a new product I’m very proud of that I hope other knitters will enjoy playing with too.
You can order your own customised “Handmade by…” stamp, or buy one for the avid knitter in your life, here.
After a long hiatus, I’m so pleased to be able to offer custom rubber stamp designs in my etsy shop again. I love creating these designs for customers, and have done variations including addresses, business cards, save-the-dates, birth announcements and lots more. I fill the bird’s speech bubble with words of your choice (and can do other languages, with guidance), then have them manufactured by the English Stamp Company, who make beautiful hardwood-handled stamps that will last a lifetime.
I’m looking forward to adding a small range of new designs throughout the coming year so keep an eye out for those. Until then, you can commission your very own bird stamp here.
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