Blind Embossing: lino printing without inks, in Derbyshire



Next promoted date: *Sunday 10th November 2024 - 5 places available. Join Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire, for this exciting 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 or dry paper. The outcome is subtle, yet very satisfying, with raised lines, shapes and patterns created where the areas on the lino were cut away. We will also use card, eg. mount board, to cut shapes and designs as a means of trying an alternative to lino. In 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. * As this date is reasonably close to Christmas, you might like to create outcomes with a festive twist, but it’s not compulsory! 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 30 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 - 5 places for friends and family, the cost is £89 per person or £130 each for 2 people; please contact me via ‘message the tutor’ if this is of interest or you have any questions or queries.

What's included in the price?

The workshop runs from 10 - 4 pm, with places limited to 5 and costs £89 per person, including: tuition, materials and use of equipment, with refreshments provided throughout the day; just bring your lunch. Please select 'Chat with the maker' if you would like to contact the course organiser in advance of booking with any queries or requests. *COVID19 update It seems appropriate to maintain a number of sensible measures at The Slipper Studio: the studio will be well ventilated and hand sanitiser will be available.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Mother's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
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The Slipper Studio, Carsington, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4BY