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Heleen van den Thillart

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Heleen van den Thillart


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About HeleenvdThillart

Sales 1,076
On Etsy since 2016

Heleen van den Thillart's story

Hello! Thank you for visiting. I am Heleen, a Dutch pattern designer and illustrator for cards, fabrics and gift wrappings. I love to draw and now I can earn a living with doing what I love most. I work from home. I have two young children who I take care of during the day, so I work when they are a sleep or in the evening. I have a bachelor degree in Science and in Design: a unique combination, but I love both! It’s just like pattern design: very mathematical and precise because of the repeat and yet playful and loose because of my use of hand drawings. I love this combination. All my designs start with hand drawings. Then I scan them and edit them in the computer. This gives my designs the look and feel of hand drawn images with the benefits of digital artwork. Most of my designs are designed for children, because mine are my biggest fan. But I do make abstract and floral designs too. I love making designs for my kids or our home, like curtains, pillows or children’s wear.

Shop members

  • Heleen van den Thillart

    Eigenaar, Ontwerper, Maker

    I make pattern designs and illustrations from home. I love to draw. All my designs are based on hand drawings, but edited in the computer. I have two children, so I work when they are a sleep. For my shop I handmade some products with my own designs.

Production partners

  • katoenentasbedrukken.nl

    Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

    Printing company of high quality cotton bags.

  • PeterPrint

    Groningen, Netherlands

    Printing company for paper

  • Probo Sign BV

    Dokkum, Netherlands

    Printing company for different materials

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How do I take care of my tea towel / baby product ?

Every item I sell comes with a card with washing and care instructions. Different fabrics need different care.

Can you make me a custom order ?

Yes! Please contact me with your custom order request and I will let you know what I can do for you.

How long does it take to ship a custom order ?

It depends if you want custom postcard or a custom product made out of fabric, like tea towels and baby bibs.

I can design and print your custom postcard in 4-6 business days.

For fabric products it takes a bit longer. I need to order the custom fabric for you and this takes up to 2 weeks. Than I have to make your order by hand. Normally it takes about 2-3 weeks to ship a custom order for a fabric product.