Monday, June 25, 2018

Lino Printing Workshop

On Saturday we welcomed back our regular printing teacher Liz Wilde of Little Pilton Printing Press. Liz has taught us lino printing and dry point etching several times in the past but this workshop was slightly different, this time Liz taught us to lino print on fabric with special heat set inks using the big etching press. 

For once I finished my lino cut design first, I kept it simple, continuing with my cactus obsession!

We tested the press pressure with my plate, third time lucky and look how crisp and clear it prints!

 I loved this beetle, the way the background is cut is just like a wood engraving.

Moon gazing hare midway through the cutting stage.

A industrious and creative mess on the worktable.

Jessie's hare was so fluffy, she had a very delicate touch which worked perfectly with the fluffiness,
 Fluffy hare printed perfectly, beautiful!

The beetle all printed up, isn't it fantastic?!
It printed so well, and the border works really well.
 The moon gazing hare. 
All finished and embellished with metallic thread on his throat and chest, reflecting the silvery moonlight.

Last but not least we have Heather's lovely lino cut and print and her finished embellished design, love the beads and stitching, not only beautiful but useful as the design will be used for her business too.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about our workshop, please do get in touch if this is a class you'd like to do with us and we will arrange another date.

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