Introduction to Lino Printing in Cambridgeshire



The aim is to provide a relaxed, friendly, supportive, experimental and fun experience where you will learn a new (or revive a previous) skill and take home something you feel proud enough to frame! You will have the opportunity to create your own, individual, linocut artwork. As well as being part of a group you will also receive lots of one to one tuition to help you achieve the best outcome.

Group size: 2 – 4 people. You can book as a group or as an individual.

The day:
• Start 09.45 for 10.00am start
• 13.00 Lunch
• 16.00 Finish

We will start by preparing an image ready to be transferred onto lino, then you will cut your lino design. Please bring your own imagery if you have something specific in mind or select from a range starting points which will be available. You will have an opportunity to prepare and experiment with a range of surfaces and coloured papers to print your lino design onto. We usually prepare and cut in the morning and then spend the afternoon printing. The aim is that you will take home new skills you can continue at home with the minimum of equipment.

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?

What you need to bring:
- Please bring a packed lunch.

- If you have a particular theme or image you would like to work from please bring it along – your own drawings, photographs or magazine cuttings are all good source materials – but don’t worry if you haven’t got anything – there will be imagery to choose from.

- Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and/or an apron.

What we will provide:
- The workshop will take place in a light filled, open space, facing out onto a garden. There will be the opportunity to work outside if weather permits.

- All materials and equipment will be provided.

- There will be coffee/tea and biscuits available in the morning, and afternoon tea and cake. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements.


Judith Handley at print paper stitch experiences

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17 Hinton View

Suitable for

  • Adults
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  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


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

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Steff - - #39912

What lovely day spent learning to lino print. Myself and my friend both attended the course having no prior experience. We both produced some wonderful prints, under the guidance of Judith. She was amazing, very informative and a great teacher and made us feel very welcome. By the end we both felt very confident and are both going to continue to print in our spare time. We are also going to book on the next course when it becomes available. Thank you so much!

Yvonne Waterhouse - - #39836

Thank you Judith for a lovely day. A complete beginner left with a beautiful print so pleased. Cannot recommend highly enough Judith was so calm and confident and helped us all achieve way more then we expected. Looking forward to our next day.

Amanda Bouskill - - #39520

I had a lovely day with Judith on the Introduction to Lino Printing course at her home. I already had a design in mind, and Judith helped me get the best of my vision into a printable design. Judith's instruction and support put those on the course at ease and I would definitely recommend this course for beginners or those who just wish to spend the day printing with others in a relaxing environment.

Camilla Wilkinson - - #39493

Thank you Judith for a wonderful day! The course was brilliantly structured and paced very well and Judith was very welcoming. I learnt a lot and felt extremely confident when it was time to leave with my beautiful prints! I would highly recommend this course to complete beginners as well as those who have done lino printing before.

Sam - - #39468

I started the day as a complete beginner, and finished with some beautiful prints to take home, and the confidence to have a go myself at home too. I had such a great day, the time flew by. Judith was so welcoming and explained things clearly as we went along. Lots of tea and cake too! Thanks for having me!

Jackie Jones - - #39112

What a lovely day I had with Judith. I learnt so much while just having lots of fun. I can highly recommend this course. Thank you Judith.

Shauna - - #38909

Fantastic day of lino printing! I was a complete novice but came away with some lovely prints and the knowledge to do more at home. Judith is a kind, relaxed teacher who really encourages you to follow your own creative instincts. Would HIGHLY recommend.

Cathy Barnard - - #38672

What a wonderful time the 4 of us had at Judith’s home! The whole day was positive and stimulating. Judith is very knowledgeable and so welcoming. She was very patient with us and spent time supporting our decisions on what we would print, then giving us individual attention as we prepared our prints and then used the ink. We were all so chuffed with the results! We were all new to Lino printing and very nervous but Judith put us at ease. Would definitely go again! Thank you!

Sarah Massie - - #38483

What a great course such a lovely craft to learn so many techniques Judith is such a good teacher thoroughly recommend

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thank you Sarah! Great to spend the day with you and I'm excited to see your future prints!

Angela - - #37712

I had a wonderful day learning to Lino print with Judith yesterday. I have been looking for a beginners day course for ages and this class fitted the bill perfectly. Judith was very generous in welcoming us into her home, providing regular refreshments and offering excellent tutorage. I was particularly appreciative of her encouragement to try more complex designs and techniques, the end result being a piece of printing that I was very proud of! I highly recommend this class. Thank you

Tanya Monteith - - #37684

We had a fabulous day with Judith, she is very welcoming, knowledgeable and patient! The workspace was bright spacious and we felt at ease straight away. Judith helped with advising on designs and different options for structure and paint effects to get the best out of what we wanted to achieve. We really enjoyed the day and would highly recommend it. Now to buy some kit!!

Hannah - - #37680

Had a fab day doing Lino printing with Judith. She was very welcoming, absolutely lovely and super knowledgeable about both lino printing and other arts & crafts. She supported the 4 of us in the workshop individually and as a group, enabling us to work at our own pace and really enjoy the day, productive lovely pieces of artwork to take home. Highly recommend!

LJT - - #37625

This was a very enjoyable and informative course with all the equipment and expertise to make it a successful day. Judith was incredibly welcoming. I would highly recommend.

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thank you, it was lovely to meet you and help you create your gorgeous prints. I hope you continue with your print making!

Lucy - - #37202

I would recommend this course to others without hesitation. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body but I wanted to try Lino printing and I am so proud of the prints that I produced! Judith was a very welcoming and encouraging teacher with infinite patience. It was a peaceful and relaxing day in her beautiful workspace and it was fascinating to see everybody’s prints take shape. A joy and a privilege. Thank you, Judith.

Louise - - #37153

My sister and I had a wonderful day in a comfortable studio and relaxed atmosphere. Learning a great new craft, Judith is so welcoming and clear with instructions. It was very inspiring and we left feeling really happy with what we had been able to create. We had great support and were guided through the process at a steady and enjoyable pace.
Would definitely recommend this experience.

Ellie - - #37130

I couldn’t recommend this Lino print course enough. What a treat to spend a whole day submerged in the creativity. Judith was extremely welcoming and I would definitely be looking into more classes with her.
Thanks again for having me Judith x

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thank you Ellie
I really enjoyed working with you and your Gaudi inspired prints were stunning!

Juliet - - #37117

We’ve just spent a very enjoyable day learning how to create amazing Lino-print pictures. We now have new skills, 12 lovely new pieces for our walls and the knowledge to continue with Lino-printing as a hobby at home. Judith’s tips for home crafting are invaluable and she both gave us the space to try our own styles and made us feel that anything was possible. Thank you!

Esther - - #37037

Had a really great day and even made some prints that I would be happy to put on the wall!
Judith was an excellent teacher and I learnt a lot.
Would definitely recommend.

Caralyn - - #37033

What a lovely way to spend the day! Judith was so welcoming, everything was so well organised and she was very supportive and helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble for her and I think we all came away feeling confident in our ability to carry on with making more prints.
I would highly recommend Judith and this course.

Catherine - - #36652

Went on the course with my 25 year old daughter as a Christmas present and they loved it as beginner, could not stop them doing more on the day. I had done Linocut before, and Judith was very attentive to cater to all our aspirations on the day. We both had a fab day and learned a lot. We both love our prints. Judith was great with gentle guidance and gave me extra help as doing extra cut to allow me to finish my 2 piece puzzle lino. We both liked the relaxed pace and the intimate number (we were 3 students in total) so that we could have time and help from you on a luxury almost personal level. The studio is very pleasant and with space and light, a perfect creative bubble. Bonus for being served tea and cookies while happily crafting.
Thanks Judith

Angie - - #36637

What a wonderful day. I was a total beginner, did not know what to expect and went home with some lovely prints. I'm so proud of what I accomplished! Judith was amazing - calm, knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher. I'd highly recommend anyone considering this course to give it a go!

Lily - - #36632

We had a really lovey day at Judith's studio. Judith is a great teacher - very patient! The smaller group meant we all had lots of time and space to crack on with our cutting and printing. I am so pleased with the prints I came away with, I didn't think I'd be able to produce anything so professional looking! I'd recommend the day to anyone looking to spend some hours making and chatting.

Rebecca - - #36623

A really wonderful day with Judith - she was very helpful at developing ideas but allowing us to be brave too and I came away with several prints that I am very proud of! The four attendees all produced very different prints which was so interesting to see. Really good space for a workshop and good range of materials provided. A small class size meant we had lots of time with Judith to help us! Excellent coffee and cake too!

Jo Ford - - #36539

So good to be shown how to do Lino cutting in your own home without having to buy loads of equipment. Never thought I could do it, so absolutely delighted with my prints. An excellent teacher, thank you.

Bryony Braschi - - #36048

I really enjoyed learning how to lino print. The teaching was excellent and all the equipment, paints and sources of inspiration were all ready for us.

I would highly recommend this class as a lovely creative way to learn a craft and am pleased I now know how to continue printing at home.

Liz - - #36038

I went along to this Lino printing course with a friend and we had such a lovely day. Judith is so warm and welcoming and provided everything we needed for the printing, plus coffee and cakes!

The teaching was great for beginner level and not particularly crafty people like myself and for more crafty folk. Judith explained and demonstrated the techniques clearly and the group produced some amazing prints!

It was really fun and nice to take some time out and focus on something different for a day and to meet new people. I really didn’t think I’d be able to produce much, but I was surprised at what I was able to achieve.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to try lino printing.

Alison Winfield - - #35849

A thoroughly enjoyable day! Judith is both a fantastic teacher and a host.
She was organised and welcoming and struck the right balance of providing reference and ideas whilst giving us ample working time. She was very helpful with advise and also acted as our technician.
The work space was light and clean and overlooked her lovely garden. COVID safety measures were in place also. All the equipment was supplied … as well as beverages and home made cakes! Yum!!!
It was a nice, relaxing, friendly atmosphere and it was great meeting with the other students. We all came came away with some amazing prints and with the intention of carrying on in the future.

Sarah Smith - - #35594

I attended this course with my Mum and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys learning something new. We were both beginners but Judith put us at ease and welcomed us into her home. She taught everything with patience and kindness, providing guidance and support where needed. We both came away with prints we were very proud of and have gained the confidence to have a go at home too. A fun, relaxed day with super outcomes for all.

Catherine - - #35219

This was a lovely day. Judith is super knowledgeable and full of ideas to help you create some great prints. Everything was provided, including plentiful warm drinks!

Jane Pooley - - #35210

Attended my first course with Judith yesterday. I had received a starter kit for Christmas and needed some hands on support. Had a fab day, lovely light workroom, excellent instructions and equipment and she even washes our kit as we go along! I will be back for more x

Jane F - - #35097

What a fabulous day with Judith in her lovely home. Felt very comfortable with her Covid protocols. Having never tried Lino cut printing, my expectations for the day were quite modest but these were well & truly exceeded and I came away with about a dozen different variations of a two colour beach hut. Judith was a fantastic tutor- the right balance of demonstrating and then letting me ‘get on with it’. Would highly recommend the day & would love to return in future.

Helen B - - #34920

I really enjoyed this lino printing class, Judith is a wonderful teacher. The workspace was beautiful and it was so nice to spend a day creating with like-minded people. The banana cake and coffee were great too. I was really pleased with the prints that I took home and hope to do some more lino printing in the future.

Su’ Thompson - - #34905

This full day Lino cutting course with Judith was excellent. The venue is welcoming, peaceful and has plenty of light. Judith is a great teacher. She let’s you get on at your own speed after the basics are introduced but she is always on hand to assist. She pays full attention to the safe use of the cutting tools. Both of us on the course had brought images we wanted to have a go at but Judith could provide images if needed.
It was also lovely to see Judith’s work.
Refreshments were just right. All in all a relaxing day of learning and messy play.

Simon Danischewsky - - #34607

Judith was very welcoming and attentive to the relevant 'precautions' needed in current circumstances...
Both Alison and myself found the course informative and a great introduction into printmaking which we intend to pursue.
The provision of equipment and materials was really good and we were both able to produce multiple examples work which we are very pleased with.
We both would recommend this workshop as being very much "fit for purpose" and enervating...thank you and oh yes...the coffee and biscuits...and cake...mmmm

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thank you Simon, it was a pleasure to meet and work with you and Alison for the day.
Enjoy printing in your new studio space!

Josie - - #34431

A super workshop day. Judith made everyone feel completely at ease, and showed us a plethora of different styles and examples to guide us. She was clear and helped all of us individually at our own pace. I learned a huge amount and have already invested in some kit to have a go at home on my own. I was delighted with my end product and felt like I learned a lot.

Kathryn Salmond - - #34277

I had not done any Lino printing since secondary school and so was really excited to learn about it again and have a go. Judith made the whole process so enjoyable; she guided me through each step of the process and was so friendly and kind. The art/craft space was also incredibly beautiful and well organized. The whole experience was fun, engaging and rather therapeutic! I now have some beautiful prints to display (and book recommendations to read!). I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to give Lino printing a go! Thank you so much Judith!

Jan Minter - - #34075

I did the course with a friend. I had not done lino cutting before. Judith made us feel comfortable and confident with our chosen design ideas. She helped when needed but let us experiment and offered help as required. We were both very pleased with our prints and will continue to make more at home.

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thank you for your review Jan. I really enjoyed meeting and working with you and Kate and I look forward to seeing if you find a way to incorporate lino prints into your digital art practice.

John Hillier - - #33477

Judith was very welcoming and is an excellent teacher. A very enjoyable and instructive experience in her well appointed studio.

Maggie Lighten - - #33298

It was third time lucky for me, but well worth the wait.

Everything throughout the day was thought out and planned to suit everyone on the course. Judith was very encouraging and helpful at each step of the way. The workspace was light and airy with Covid precautions adhered to. I came away having learnt a lot and achieved more than expectations. I took home plenty of prints and enthusiasm to do more.

Judith was a brilliant host, plenty of drinks and biscuits throughout the day and cake before leaving.

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone, no previous experience needed. You'll come away with plenty of prints to be proud of.

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thank you very much Maggie, that's a lovely review.
It was a pleasure to meet and work with you.
I hope you continue with your printing and I'd love to see some pics if you do!

All the best

Sue and Sally - - #33203

This was a birthday treat and what a lovely way to spend a wet Saturday getting so creative and managing to produce a good selection of coloured prints.
Judith was everything you would wish for as she was an excellent teacher and encouraging us all the way through the process, in her kind and friendly manner.
Like me, don't worry if you cannot draw as you will leave with something handmade and unique to you.
The studio had a lovely atmosphere and all covid regulations were adhered to.

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Dear Sue and Sally,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely, positive review; very much appreciated.
It was a pleasure to spend the day with you both.
All the best, Judith x

Jane Whiteman-Turl - - #33176

Despite having to wait a year or so to actually attend the course (Covid not Judith!!) I am so glad I finally made it. Judith was extremely well organised and considerate of the regulations and how we interacted during the day. The course content was great - Judith challenged each of us to do the maximum we could in a day. Everyone left with a massive selection of prints - me included. Judith encouraged me to do more than I thought I was capable of and I have come away eager to try it again. If you have even a tiny thought that you want to give it a go I encourage you book up and experience a day where you can expand your own known universe.... Judith was a patient and supportive teacher and nothing is too much trouble and to cap it all there was endless tea and biscuits and a final reward of cake....

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Hi Jane
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review; very much appreciated.
It was a pleasure to work with you on your gorgeous prints.
All the best, Judith x

Hayley - - #31994

I bought this as a gift for my mum and neither of us had done lino printing before. Judith was very welcoming and the workshop was nice and relaxed. We had plenty of space and attention, with just the right level of input, technical and creative. We came away with piles of prints which we were both really pleased with and I have already purchased my own tools following Judith's recommendations.

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Many thanks for your review Hayley, it's very much appreciated.
It was a pleasure to meet and work with you and your mum. We were lucky to fit the workshop in before everything shutdown again!
I'm really pleased to hear that you've got some equipment now and would love to see pics of your future prints.
All the best for a happy and healthy 2021

Dan & Helen Satterthwaite - - #31258

My wife and I spent a week day with Judith in early October, and the fact that there were just the three of us worked really well in terms of social distancing and the like. We really enjoyed the day and were very pleased with the results, the best of which will shortly be going up on our walls! Copious quantities of Earl Grey tea and biscuits also went down very well!

Karen Ingrey - - #31254

Nicola, Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed our lino print day. Judith was very friendly and really helpful throughout the day. Everything was set out in line with Covid regulations and so we felt comfortable.
We all came home with prints we were really happy with. Looking forward to doing another course next year with Judith.

Jan Collins - - #28780

My friend and I had an amazing day on Judith's Introduction to Linocut Printing course as a birthday present to each other. We were welcomed into Judith's beautiful home and given tea, biscuits, cake and careful instruction on how to bring our ideas to life. Judith has loads of equipment and reference books and a wonderful, light space to work in. Most of all she's a kind and patient teacher and shared her time among the group well. The point at which you lift the paper to reveal your first print is like magic - we were all super pleased with our work. It was easy to book and the instructions for joining the course were clear. Judith even advised us on good places to walk and eat in Ely to complete our exciting day!! I travelled from Kent to join the course and would happily do so again.

Nell - - #27929

We had a wonderful day with Judith. From the really warm welcome and beautiful space to the patient instruction and encouragement. The atmosphere was really relaxed and enabling, and the biscuits plentiful. I was amazed at what I was able to achieve in a day and was very inspired by the work of all my fellow course attendees too. No hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Judith's courses: such soul food!

Response from print paper stitch experiences:

Thanks Nell - it was a pleasure to work with you and help you create your beautiful prints!

Ruth Blackford - - #25402

I had a great day with Judith. I learnt a lot in a comfortable and well equipped environment and was amazed at how much work I produced. Judith's teaching is paced and structured very well with easy to follow instructions and explanations. Highly recommended.

Gemma Thomas - - #23938

My daughter (aged 13) and I had an inspiring day with Judith. She shared her knowledge and experience with us and supported us throughout the printing process. There was plentiful supply of tea, cookies and delicious flapjack too! We have continued to create our own pieces at home - thank you, Judith. I would highly recommend this course.

Sophie Botsford - - #21896

My sister, Mum and myself took this course a few weeks ago. We were all beginners and we we absolutely loved the course. From the moment we arrived we felt at home, with the added bonus of lots of coffee and cake!

Judith put us at ease straight away and we were down to business in no time. We all managed to create some great lino prints with the help of Judith, and the relaxed atmosphere made it such an enjoyable day.

We would all highly recommend.

Debbie Nelson - - #21890

This was my first attempt at Lino Printing and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Judith was a great teacher, providing support, instruction and a lot of inspiration for future projects. I was really happy with what I managed to produce during the session and went home confident to do more at home.

Chris White - - #19314

Judith was welcoming and gave first class instruction and support. The equipment and materials provided were great. I thoroughly recommend this workshop.

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