Introduction to lino carving and lino printing

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Description

In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of lino carving and printing, from the tools and materials you need, to lino carving methods and basic printing methods.

We’ll start by carving simple patterns and then once you feel comfortable with using the tools, we’ll move on to carving out either a tree or an acorn and leaf design.

Once the design is carved, we’ll go through the process of inking and printing up the carving, with plenty of advice on how to get a great print. We’ll also have a play with simple two colour printing and gradients.

By the end of the day, you’ll be confident in creating and printing your own lino cuts.

We’ll be using plenty of blockprinting ink in this workshop, so please either wear an apron or old clothes.

This workshop is suitable for beginners.

This workshop is only available upon request. It can be booked for parties, work events or individuals. Workshop size should be between 4 and 6 participants.

Please note, this workshop will not be held at the address given, I will be hiring a community venue close by.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided, just bring yourself!

At the end of the workshop, you’ll receive a complimentary mini lino printing kit, which includes a lino carving tool and blades, a mini roller, ink and two pieces of lino, so that you can carry on your lino printing journey at home.

Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

Maker

Carrie Dennison at Crafts for Wellbeing

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Venue

27 North Terrace
Stanley
County Durham
DH9 7LD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

5 hours (flexible times to suit)


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