Karen Erasmus

Karen Erasmus

Bright and beautiful designs and illustrations for children's products


Karen is an artist with over 10 years experience in providing illustration and surface pattern designs to businesses and individuals. She has illustrated 18 children’s picture books. One of her books, Eva’s Imagination, was recently featured on the classic Australian tv show Play School.

Karen’s illustrations also feature on fabrics and other products in the form of surface design and patterns. She loves creating designs that are bright and eye-catching for children to enjoy.

Children’s Book Illustration

Karen has illustrated a range of children’s picture books and educational material covering a wide variety of subject matter. Publishers include The National Library of Australia and Hachette Children’s Books.


Are you looking for bright beautiful fabric? We can provide you with high-quality fabrics professionally printed with Karen’s designs. Fabric that has been sourced, manufactured and printed in Australia. We can also provide a sewing service if you would like cushion covers or tea-towels. High quality, custom-designed and made 100% in Australia.


Happy Holiday Season
I made this! The holiday season always seems to creep up on me at an alarming rate in Australia. The...
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Christmas! Just round the corner.
It’s going to be a bit of a mad Christmas this year at our place. With relatives driving across the...
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Excitement all round Play School, Fabric and Puppy!
Mini Celebrations We had a lot of fun watching Play School yesterday and celebrating 'Eva's Imagination' being read out. It...
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Water Lilies
I made a new pattern yesterday with water-lilies for inspiration. I was also following the creative prompt 'Grateful'. My cynical...
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Inspiration for Design
Inktober I'm managing to keep up with two versions of Inktober, but only just. Days go by and I miss...
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African Designs
A blog post about folk-art and surface pattern design.
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Do children have a say in design?
They have minds of their own A long time ago, when I started illustrating children's books someone very cynically said...
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Tea Towel Design
A tea towel designed with a recipe for chocolate brownies
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