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The Textile Mill Guardian (Yorkshire Terrier) / Year of the Dog No. 1

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This two-color print is the first of my Year of the Dog series. It celebrates of the Yorkshire Terrier, a dog hailing from north England. Yorkies pack a lot of bark in their little bodies, so their history makes sense — they were developed to be ratters (omg!) in the wool and textile mills of Yorkshire that were common during the 19th century.

The white rose on top and the surrounding rose vines framing the Yorkie are symbols of Yorkshire and England, respectively. A cheeky rat among the yarn and thread below braves the imminent danger. Gritty textures throughout make me think of the industrial time period in which Yorkshire terriers came to be.

My Year of the Dog is a series of 12 works. The Lunar New Year is marked by the New Moon closest to spring (for 2018, that's in February). For that month, plus 11 of the following months of the lunar year, I will be created one work celebrating a breed of dog. The Yorkshire Terrier is the first.

The print is on thick, slightly blue-ish paper that has visible fibers.

Prints are made from two linoleum blocks I carved with woodworking tools. Each print is inked and individually pulled off a press twice, one pass for each color. Because of these manual production processes, please expect unique textures and/or minor differences in each print.

Dimensions
• ~8 inch (~20,3 cm) wide
• ~11 inch (~27,9 cm) tall

For shipping, the print will be slipped inside an acid-free, archival protective sleeve and packed with a piece of sturdy board.

Each print is signed.
This two-color print is the first of my Year of the Dog series. It celebrates of the Yorkshire Terrier, a dog hailing from north England. Yorkies pack a lot of bark in their little bodies, so their history makes sense — they were developed to be ratters (omg!) in the wool and textile mills of Yorkshire that were common during the 19th century.

The white rose on top and the surrounding rose vines framing the Yorkie are symbols of Yorkshire and England, respectively. A cheeky rat among the yarn and thread below braves the imminent danger. Gritty textures throughout make me think of the industrial time period in which Yorkshire terriers came to be.

My Year of the Dog is a series of 12 works. The Lunar New Year is marked by the New Moon closest to spring (for 2018, that's in February). For that month, plus 11 of the following months of the lunar year, I will be created one work celebrating a breed of dog. The Yorkshire Terrier is the first.

The print is on thick, slightly blue-ish paper that has visible fibers.

Prints are made from two linoleum blocks I carved with woodworking tools. Each print is inked and individually pulled off a press twice, one pass for each color. Because of these manual production processes, please expect unique textures and/or minor differences in each print.

Dimensions
• ~8 inch (~20,3 cm) wide
• ~11 inch (~27,9 cm) tall

For shipping, the print will be slipped inside an acid-free, archival protective sleeve and packed with a piece of sturdy board.

Each print is signed.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
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  • Reviewed by Ashley M
    Buyer photo Ashley M, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 30, 2018
    I love love love the rat bouquet! So perfect and sweet! I’ve already framed it and hung it on the wall. I can’t praise it enough!
    Rat Bouquet

  • Reviewed by Ashley M
    Buyer photo Ashley M, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 30, 2018
    I’ve had an eye on the necklace for a while now and I absolutely love it. It has the adjustable chain length and it’s beautiful. Crazy fast shipping.
    Brux & Boggle necklace

  • Reviewed by Ashley M
    Buyer photo Ashley M, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Feb 9, 2018
    Well made and beautiful cards! So excited to send these to my friends and fam. The envelopes are very nice and they fit the cards easily!
    Rattie cards

  • Reviewed by Ashley M
    5 out of 5 stars
    Feb 9, 2018
    I loved learning about the girls! Ridiculous bouncy girl ratties! So sweet and excellent illustrations, every Brux and Boggle makes my heart feel full of happiness.
    Brux & Boggle --- issue 4

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99% of the time, yes, because you decided you'd rather receive your order at work or you've forgotten to update your address since you moved. I have shipped to a different address for those scenarios no problem.

If you fall into the rare 1% in which you're asking if I can ship your order to Australia when your address is in the U.S., then the answer is no — because shipping costs are based on your address on file.
There is a manual process to everything I make. This includes zines — they all have something "done" to them, whether it's a cutout, paint treatment or a special folding.

This means everything has been touched by hands. You can minute differences across each item. The one you own will be unique.
Rats are intelligent, affectionate and complex animals. But the world seems to only show them as vermin or sewer creatures. You see rats as Halloween decorations or biker club logos.

I couldn't find very much showing rats as cute or affectionate, and none at all showing what it's like to have rats as pets (loving the unloved, etc.) Whatever I could find was not very well designed.

So I've been creating things that show rats in a different, more accurate light. I am designing and making more cute rat things because the world doesn't have enough.

The Textile Mill Guardian (Yorkshire Terrier) / Year of the Dog No. 1

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 11 Inches
  • Width: 8 Inches
  • Materials: paper, ink, pigment
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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