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'Introduction to linocut printing' workshop

On Sunday I ran my first ‘Introduction to linocut printing’ workshop in my studio in York.

Sally and Angela spent the day in my studio learning how to create a unique simple linocut print. They learnt about the tools and materials needed, how to plan a design, cut the lino and print their design by hand.

In the morning Sally and Angela carved and printed a test print, so that they could experiment and learn about the different techniques.

With my guidance, they then planned their design, transferring this onto the lino block and then carved and printed their design.

Sally’s inspiration came from a tile she’d done a sketch of whilst visiting the Bowed Museum in Barnard Castle. She chose a vibrant vermilion red to print her design in.