Hand Printed Christmas Cards & Tags in Lino Cut with Sue Rowland ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke nr. Ullswater, the Lake District



Hand Printed Lino Cut Christmas Cards & Tags with Sue Rowland . . . Nature and Foliage A lovely, festive printmaking day with Sue, suitable for beginners or improvers, learning the basics of cutting and hand printing of your own unique lino design to create an edition of stunning Christmas cards on a selection of different coloured backgrounds and using different inks. Friends and family always love to receive handmade cards and they are fun to make! You will also have the opportunity to create a range of hand-printed gift tags to use on your Christmas presents. You can use your card design for this or if there is time you can cut a new image to use. You will learn how to plan out your design and transfer this to a piece of lino approx. 15 x 15 cm before learning how to cut your design using lino tools. Sue will demonstrate the importance of mark-making and texture which you will use first in a sample piece and then in your own design. The close-up demonstrations by Sue will be live streamed and projected to a large screen, meaning everyone will be able to follow instructions from the comfort of their desks with ample spacing. You will learn hand printing and burnishing techniques so that you will be equipped with the skills and confidence to repeat this process after the course at home if you like the technique. Sue will arrive with many ink colours, so you'll be able to produce both one colour and multicolour designs by varying the inking up. Plus there will be some exciting and festive metallic inks to use as well. The course will be fun and informative and allow for developing your creative ideas. Please bring along some of your own Nature / Foliage based ideas, 'though don't worry if you're feeling uncreative, Sue will be able to supply some simple templates too. Please note: People with arthritis in their hands/ arms or severely strained wrists or hands may struggle with cutting the lino and find this course difficult.

What's included in the price?

Includes light lunch, fresh coffee. Kindly note that there will be an additional charge of £20 to cover the ink, card and all other materials used. Typically this course runs with 8 to 9 students. Suitable for Beginners Please bring: Some disposable gloves, other small stationery items (we will send a list on booking) and an apron to protect clothes. We will send you a list, as well as think about ideas for your project


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Christmas
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT