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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