Blind embossing: lino printing without inks in Hampshire.

The beautiful venue for Art in The Barn.


Join us for this exciting new workshop, as part of our Autumn Art in the Barn Creative Arts Week. The workshop will be held in the beautiful thatched barn at Meon Springs. It is a light and spacious venue, allowing you to be socially distanced from other participants, with your own equipment.

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.

We will be joined by artist, teacher and maker, Liz Wellby who lives and works on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. Liz has a background in sculpture and a particular interest in printmaking and with over 25 years experience teaching and tutoring, she will guide you through this workshop.

​Covid 19
​Depending on Government requirements , social distancing measures will be in place.

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 10, including: tuition, all materials and use of equipment, with refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.


Alison Butler at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn


Whitewool Farm
East Meon
GU32 1HW

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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

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In-person course
Liz Venn - - #35286

Excellent course in a lovely location. Very friendly, knowledgeable tutors and generous supply of materials and refreshments! Learnt how to use lino cutters and emboss various designs using a press. Very pleased with the work I produced and would recommend their courses.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Liz,

Lovely to work with you again and thank you for your taking the time to review your day.

Blind embossing is such a lovely process, with lots of off shoots to explore - you just need to get your press ordered!

Best wishes

In-person course
Rachel Cable - - #35280

Another fantastic workshop facilitated by Liz and Alison in Art at the Barn. Its my third workshop and I was not disappointed. Didn’t know what to expect with Blind Embossing but it was a real treat. Everything was explained thoroughly and all materials supplied. You leave with a thirst for creativity and a sense of achievement having learnt something new. Brilliant day.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Rachel,

Lovely to work with you again and we really appreciate your review.

We are basking in your lovely words.

See you in the Spring.

Best wishes

In-person course
Jacquie Wood - - #35279

A wonderful relaxing and creative course. For an absolute beginner they took me through the whole process and I finished the day delighted with my embossing skills. Great teaching and great location. Absolutely recommend for all levels. They adapt to suit you.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Jacquie,

Lovely to work with you and we really appreciate your taking the time to review your day with us.

Blind embossing is such a lovely technique and it’s great to share it. Despite this being your first experience of lino cutting, you created some beautiful pieces.

Happy cutting.

Best wishes

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