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Welcome to my to my printmaking shop. I'm passionately producing HandPrinted, Limited Edition Prints & Original Cards using traditional methods..

Please do have a good ol'explore... amongst the images are 'making' pics & each design has a story behind it, which I hope you'll enjoy reading about....

'Wheal Margery Bee' - Pink Flower - Greetings Card or Notelet

'Wheal Margery Bee' - Pink Flower - Greetings Card or Notelet
£4.00 4 Available
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Original Prints: Worker Bee with its head buried in a magenta flower collecting pollen, I tried to get pollen dusting the top of its hairy little leg!

Hand-printed linocut Mother's Day card, greetings card or Notelet, with metal letterpress text hand-printed on the back, all on an Adana Press.

Metal Type: set in 18pt Palace Script, 8pt Helvetica & a 10pt © symbol

:: 250gsm Specialist Paper - mould made from 100% cotton to high archival standards, hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message

:: Cards will be sent carefully packed in a board protected package

It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper - very tactile!

Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original

All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale


Not all Bees are stripey! This is a Common Carder BumbleBee whose colour is mainly ginger. It is found in a wide variety of habitats such as meadows, waste ground, ditches, embankments, roads, woodland edges - anywhere there are flowers to feed on...It’s a very cool little worker!

The image, in this print, is extracted from a photo Mr R took in the threatened ‘Treloyhan Woods’ of St Ives, Cornwall.

Treloyhan Woods were planted over a century ago on top of Wheal Margery (a very early Cornish copper & tin mine) after the mine had stopped being worked. It’s an area steeped in local heritage and flora & fauna which inhabit forgotten mining spoils within the woods.

I love the way Bee’s head is buried deeply in the flower tenaciously collecting pollen ...& importantly... contributing to our eco-system.. regardless of the urban surroundings threatening it's habitat.

This print is a tribute to a diminishing wildlife corridor & the fragile plight of the Bee.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.00 £0.25

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey

£2.65 £0.25
USA and Canada £3.30 £0.25
Rest of the World £3.45 £0.25

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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