dessin tekenen met de hand

course pattern design

Since October 2022 I am asked to give a course Pattern design by hand at Textilice. This institutie for education in textile, print and fashion is based in Eijsden, nearby Maastricht. There is one 3-day course planned for march 2024. Go to the Textilice website to get more information.

kaartenset meer bloemen

new postcards

Finally I made some new postcard sets. One with flower patterns and one with geometrical patterns. All selected from the sketchbooks from 2022 and 2023.

craspedia roest nieuws

new wallpaper

There are a few new wallpapers. Go and have a look.

tas reparatie

bag reparations

You can have your Olivia Bertus bag repaired. When the corners of the bag are worn out the bottom of the bag can be replaced so it can be used for many years again. Choose the same color or a different one. Also bag zippers can be repaired most of the time. Here you can find prices and possibilities.

geen knuffels meer

no more cuddles

I took a big step with the decision to quit with the cuddly animals. It was not easy but after 20 years of making them its time for new things.

behang bordenhal

new Maastricht print

The Bordenhal is my latest addition to the Maastricht patterns. The'Maastricht in patterns' project is an ode to my father, artist Peter Bertus († 2-4-2018). He worked on his project 'Maastricht in 100 etchings' since 1992. He loved his birth city very much and I inherited this love. I start drawing a pattern (with a fineliner) in my sketchbook, without rulers or sketching. Then I color them with markers. After that I make a scan and work on them digitally to make a repeat pattern that can be applied on fabrics and wallpaper. I use the fabrics in my bags and accessories.


new fabric bags

With strong high quality cotton from England I made new summery fabric bags. The colors are really beautiful. The tote bags are lined with one of my fabric designs. Inside the bags is a big zipper pocket.

tassen voor japan

for sale in Japan

From April this year the bags and some accessories are for sale in Japan. My highly appreciated customer Satoru really wanted to sell my work in his home country. Even the bags with Maastricht lining fabrics. He lived in Germany for a while and came across my bags in Düsseldorf. He visited my atelier several times and introduced me successfully to his friends. When he moved back to Japan he started a business and launched a webshop Colorjoy.