Lino WorkshopYesterday I went on a great one day Lino printing workshop at Alston Hall in Lancashire. It is a Lovely old building set in beautiful gardens a few miles from Preston.
|Alston Hall and gardens|
The workshop was tutored by Lindsey Long, Click Here to see some of her prints. I love lino and woodblock prints ,there is something about the clear definition of line and form that is so appealing. I have done a little copperplate etching in the dim and distant past but that was long ago so really liked the idea of spending the whole day messing about with printing ink. Lindsey was lovely and after showing us the ropes let us go wild with the materials ( well as wild as you can safely get with a lino cutter :) )
The first plate we cut was something called 'soft cut' it as a sort of rubbery plate, more flexible and easier to cut than lino, I had come without any plans of what to do. I was surrounded by others who were far more prepared, having pre-prepared drawings and books. I decided to just see where the wind directed me...and as the sunshine was streaming in the huge windows a sun emerged from my softcut plate.
|Carved Lino Plate|
The workshop was loads of fun and I shall definitely be trying some more Lino cutting at home :)