Annette has an MA Hons in Printmaking and has been teaching for over 30 years. She runs an artisan business with her artist partner Mike Fenton, and block prints bespoke lampshades, limited edition prints, clocks and paintings. She regularly runs printmaking events for the public, and recently ran her own successful crafts and print gallery. The 2 day course covers linocut and some monotype and stencil printing. Carve a linocut block and print either onto paper, fabric, lampshade material or wood to create picture prints, textiles, lampshades or clocks. You can develop a large linocut and print onto paper using different colourways, or onto fabric for cushion covers or wall-hangings, or a silk scarf. A new option is to print onto lampshade material and make a lampshade or one of our cylinder light with inbuilt electrics. Or decorate a round wooden clock face using print and painted effects.

What's included in the price?

Annette teaches how to design blocks, how to carve using different tools and how to ink and print successfully using a press or by hand. If students which to pursue further she will provide information where to buy all relevant materials. All materials are provided - Hessian backed lino, vinyl, carving gouges, use of a drill, inks, rollers, pencils, rubbers, rulers, tracing paper, printing presses, printing papers, fabric offcuts ( linen, cotton, silk, satin) silk scarf, 6 greetings card blanks and envelopes, lampshade material, wooden clock face and quartz mechanism. The lampshade, lights or clocks will be printed by you and made by Annette and Mike when the ink has dried, and then posted to you. The option to create a lampshade, light or clock, plus postage, costs approximately £10 - £15 extra. Her studio is part of a busy crafts centre housing 12 craftspeople and has galleries and a shop which provides great inspiration in itself. Diss has a train station, bus depot and nearby car parks.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Annette Rolston

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
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designermakers21, 21 St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB