recycled sails Sunfish screenprint

batten creative has put together a pretty sweet idea to recycle used sails.

I’ve taken my love of sailing, art, and the environment to a new level by turning used sails into prints. As old One-Design sailboat sails started to pile up in my garage I began experimenting with the idea of printing my art work on them. Each poster design I designed in Illustrator and screen printed myself. Each is hand signed and numbered.

they currently have shown on their Etsy page prints for Lasers, Sunfish, Optimist, Lightning, Farr 40, J24, and E-Scow sailboats.  I would imagine that more sailboat design will become available (and maybe even by request?).

here’s my personal favorite – the Sunfish.  blue and yellow aren’t my favorite color combination – maybe I could get it customized with a different color combination.  the Etsy shop also mentions that you can get the screen-printing customized with personal sail numbers if you want, or even with the screen-printing done on your own used sailcloth.

these look like a great option to recycle old, used sails, and produce a pretty awesome wall decoration to display in your home, cottage, or lake house.  or they would make a great gift for the sailor in your life.

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4 Responses to “recycled sails Sunfish screenprint”


  1. 1 Kir March 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    That’s cool! I love ideas that keep what some people consider to be trash from becoming…uh…trash.

    • 2 my2fish March 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Kir, yeah, I love the re-use as well. there are other places that recycle them as well.

      Ella Vickers is one place that recycles them into travel bags, hand bags, etc.

      I thought the screen-print was a little more appealing.

  2. 3 Chad March 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I do offer custom color combinations. The photos of this print are suppose to be more purple and goldish. I think I went with these colors because my sunfish growing up had these colors on the sail.

    I have many other boats coming in the future and I offer the ability to design and print one for your own boat. The Farr 40 print was for a client in Australia.

    Future prints coming: 420, C-Scow, DN, Opti, Lightning & Snipe.

    • 4 my2fish March 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Chad, thanks for the comment and notes about color options. I love what you’ve done with the used sails, it’s a great concept.

      my blue and yellow comment is more a personal joke – as a Michigan State Spartan fan, it’s in my nature to not like the blue and yellow color combination of our in-state rivals.


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