Introduction to soft-cut lino printing

On this workshop, which will take place in the Bradbury Makers Shed in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, you will learn each stage of the process of lino-cut printing from drawing and cutting out your design, to mixing ink and applying it to your lino. You will also be shown how to use my table top printing press to produce your prints.

Lino-cut printing is very popular and prints created using this technique have a very distinctive look. ‘Soft cut’ lino is easier to work with than wood or traditional lino and is an excellent introduction to block printing in general.

To begin, we can look for inspiration in the beautiful walled garden that is right next door to the workshop, or if you prefer you can bring along any imagery, sketches, photos, etc that you would like to work from.

We will be using colourful water based inks to print onto a selection of different papers and at the end of the day you will have several original and unique prints to take home and frame.

Bring your own lunch or alternatively there are many lovely cafes locally where you can buy lunch to take away. We can eat lunch in the beautiful gardens or if the weather isn’t so good we can eat in the studio and continue with our work or sit back for a while, chat and reflect on the morning’s progress.

I will provide homemade cakes and biscuits and tea coffee, juice, etc throughout the day for those peckish moments.

All equipment and materials provided. No previous experience necessary. Workshop is from 10am ’til 4pm.

This workshop is for complete beginners or for those with previous printmaking experience.

Covid – 19 Safety.
Each participant will be given their own set of printmaking materials to use.
There will be plenty of space available for participants to spread themselves out and work in their own area. Windows and doors will be left open to provide increased ventilation. If the weather is colder it might be worth bringing some extra layers.
Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser will be available and all surfaces and materials will be cleaned before and after use.