New - Blind Embossing: lino printing without inks, in Derbyshire.

Blind Embossing at The Slipper Studio.


Join Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire, for this exciting new workshop.

Blind embossing is an interesting creative technique. It uses the skills and materials associated with lino cutting, but without all of the mess generated when inking up a plate.

Once you have cut a design on traditional grey lino, the block is rolled through a press with lots of pressure applied, alongside a dampened, heavy weight paper. The outcome is subtle, yet very satisfying, with raised lines, shapes and patterns created where the areas on the lino were cut away.

On the workshop we will cover developing ideas into designs and safe cutting techniques when using lino tools, alongside printing using a portable press. We will also explore cutting and applying colour to pre printed blind embossed samples.

This workshop would suit those new to lino cutting, or if you are a more experienced printmaker, it will be an interesting way of developing your ideas and images.

Liz Wellby will host the workshop at her home studio on the edge of the Peak District. The studio is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches, a wood burner and views down into the village.

About the tutor
Liz Wellby is a versatile and experienced artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire, where for over 25 years she has lived and worked. Liz now lives and works in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.

It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3 places for friends and family, the cost is £69 per person or for 2 people, £79 each.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to 3* including: tuition, all materials and use of equipment, with refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.

*COVID19 update
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at a The Slipper Studio will be reduced from 5 to 3. A large workbench will be provided for each person, with individual materials and equipment. In line with government advice, a new cleaning regime is in place and you will need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops.


Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker


The Slipper Studio

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Mary Jowitt - - #34944

Very enjoyable workshop in a lovely setting.
Liz ( the tutor) gave us a friendly welcome .
The workshop included well structured, clear instructions regarding the processes of blind embossing. Liz allowed each persons to express their individuality and gave support as and when needed throughout . Great for those new to printmaking or the more experienced.
Everyone went away with something they felt happy with having produced .
Would recommend others should have a go !

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Mary,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day. It was lovely to meet and work with you.

As an experienced printmaker you quickly understood the process and could see the potential that blind embossing has for your work and how you may combine techniques, so I think it will give you a real creative boost.

Hope to see you again at The Slipper Studio and happy embossing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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