Lino cut workshop

Today saw me trying another new craft! I mean I did one lot of lino cut in school, but that’s it.

The session was led by Kelly noble who was great at getting people working at different levels depending on their experience. She gave me a little piece of lino to try out the tools on and have a go at making different marks. I started with that and then let the marks turn into a little picture.

Here’s how the prints turned out

We got to have a go with some home dyed paper that Kelly had prepared for us. I didn’t expect to really like mine on it but I thought it was pretty cool!

I’d gone to the session with an idea of making a long tailed tit picture and had done a few quick pen and ink drawings this morning

before heading to the arts and crafts centre so I spent maybe half an hour transferring my pictures onto lino and then carving round. I did it all pretty fast because I wasn’t really sure what I was doing and wanted to have a go at printing it before I left so I could see how it would turn out. I’m actually really pleased with how it looks, and I now have some tools so I can do a bit more work on it at home and improve it.

I thought it would be fun to try printing it on some pink colours as these birds are black, white and pink in real life. Which do you prefer?