How I made Malham Cove linocut print

I use the multi-block method to create my multi-coloured linocut prints. Below I've outlined each of the stages used to make Malham Cove.

Step 1 | Inspiration

Malham Cove is a huge natural limestone cliff, which was once a spectacular waterfall. At the top of the cove is a limestone pavement and the landscape opens with panoramic views over Malham and Malhamdale.

It’s a place I’ve visited many times since I moved to Yorkshire. Last year I made two trips there to take photos as reference for some new linocut prints.

Read more about my inspiration and see photos from my walks and cycle rides in these two blogs:

Summer’s walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales - A walking holiday in limestone countryside

Step 2 | Carving lino block 1

Carving lino block 1 for the trees.

This lino block took 60 minutes to carve.