Fab Dab Do x Thelwell collaboration
Fab Dab Do is celebrating the wit and artistry of Norman Thelwell in the cartoonist’s centenary year, using stencils and paint to breathe life into his characters onto t-shirts and introduce his timeless humour to a new generation. This collaboration between Fab Dab Do and Thelwell guarantees young, old and new crafters hours of creative delight, resulting in a t-shirt that’s not only stylish, but also a heartfelt tribute to the playful bond they share with their mischievous ponies.
Officially launched in August 2023, this exciting special edition box holds four wonderful pages of Thelwell pony stencils and everything you need to launch them onto your t-shirt. These stencils, containing 11 different ideas, are your tools to unlock a world of creativity and enable you share your own horsey tale on a t- shirt. Picture the fun as you decide the personalities of your ponies and riders – envision thrilling rider-tossing bucks, spirited pony tantrums, and joyful hacks, all brought to life by Thelwell's magic and Fab Dab Do’s creative kits.
Inside the Thelwell pony painting craft kit, you'll find everything you need to learn the art of designing your very own wearable masterpieces. Included in the box are easy-to-follow instructions and an in-house designed Thelwell Design Tips Notebook, enabling both kids and adults to swiftly capture a taste of Norman Thelwell's wit and skill with confidence. So, get ready to jump into the Thelwell universe – a place where laughter, ponies, and imagination have no limits!
Amanda Litster, Founder of Fab Dab Do said: “We are thrilled to work with The Thelwell Estate as our first ever collaboration and to offer children a chance to design and paint their own Thelwell-inspired t-shirts. The sense of fun and creativity is relevant to both of our brands, and at our Thelwell event workshops, we’ve witnessed children excited to create a personal and lasting picture, often with the pony’s name underneath the design. I love that children of all ages and abilities gain a real sense of achievement from our kits. Make it, wear it and show the world your forever love for Thelwell!”
Karen Addison, Licensing Agent for the Thelwell Estate, commented: “I am delighted that with this creative product, Thelwell’s illustrations and humour are introduced to a new generation and also to the generation who grew up with his cartoons of cheeky ponies. Norman was known to be a keen environmentalist and it is aligned with his values that Fab Dab Do products minimise waste, are made in the UK and are intended to be re-used time and time again. His wit and artistry is palpable with each fun stencil design.”