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Lino Printing Inspired by Nature

April 27 @ 10:00 am 3:30 pm

The Sussex Garden School

Once again Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm will be hosting Wendy Darby from  Juliet Sargeant’s Sussex Garden School, for an inspirational day of country crafting.

Lino Printing Inspired by Nature

Learn to carve your own beautiful linocuts and create original lino prints inspired by plants and nature.


Join us at the beautiful, Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm to learn how to design and carve your own linocuts.
We begin with an introduction to linocut – how to use the carving tools and basic cutting techniques. At first, you will make your own small practice block to learn the techniques. Once confident, you will design your own A6 Block, taking inspiration from the gardens, resource materials or your own images.
You will be shown how to ink your lino block and burnish prints by hand.
Everyone will take home several completed images.

Tutor Description

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.

Wendy Darby

Subjects Covered

  • 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).
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • A tasty and nutritional lunch
  • A tour by Emma Martin of the cut flower farm
  • Use of a craft apron

The Group

  • Wendy teaches in small, informal groups.
  • The day is very hands-on, practical and relaxed.
  • There will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and draw inspiration from nature.

Pitfield Barn

Chalkers Lane
Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9LR
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