Lino Printing – Christmas Creations Inspired by Nature
Are you interested in creating your own Christmas card designs, winter stationery or personalised gift? Or just looking to explore or develop a new skill? Then join us to learn to carve your own beautiful linocuts and create original winter themed lino prints inspired by plants and nature.
Join us at the beautiful Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm in Hurstpierpoint to learn how to design and carve your own winter inspired linocuts. Whether you’ve never tried lino cutting and printing, or already have some experience, come and join us is a relaxed environment in which to create your own designs to use in your Christmas craft projects.
An Outline of the Day
The day beings with an introduction to linocut – how to use the carving tools and basic cutting techniques. You will then make your own small practice block to learn the techniques before being shown how to ink your lino block and burnish prints by hand.
Following a break for a tasty lunch and tour of the flower fields, you will design your own A6 block, taking inspiration from the gardens, resource materials or your own images.
Everyone will take home several completed images.
Wendy Darby, is a qualified teacher, designer and crafter. She has had a varied and eclectic career, both nationally and internationally, which she draws upon for her crafting and design inspiration. She is also a qualified Garden Designer, encompassing the phrase ‘inspired by the Garden’ in almost everything she undertakes. Now settled in East Sussex she enjoys sharing her interests with others.
• Introduction to linocut and the materials to use
• How to use cutting tools and materials
• Creating designs from nature
• Sourcing and transferring designs
• Managing your inks
• Hand burnishing prints
Who is the course for?
No experience necessary, just an interest in capturing the beauty of nature, to create designs for reproduction.
By the end of the day you will have:
Drawn inspiration from the garden or from your own images to create designs.
Mastered the basics of linocut.
Made a selection of decorative items to take home.
Enjoyed refreshments and a tasty lunch in the beautiful setting of the cut flower farm.
The day includes:
All equipment required for the day (including: carving gouges, linoleum, drawing equipment, non-slip mat, inks, rollers, cards, envelopes and use of a craft apron).
Refreshments throughout the day and a tasty and nutritious lunch.
A tour of the cut flower farm by Emma Martin.
Wendy teaches in small, informal group and designs her teaching days to be very hands-on, practical and relaxed. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and draw inspiration from nature.
Early Bird Ticket £98 (The first 3 tickets sold)
Standard Ticket £106
01273 834 083