Lino Printing Inspired by Nature
Learn to carve your own beautiful linocuts and create original linoprints 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.
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 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).
Refreshments throughout the day
A tasty and nutritional lunch
A tour by Emma Martin of the cut flower farm
Use of a craft apron
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 Cut Flower Farm is a British cut flower farm, nestling in the Sussex countryside, close to the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint.
Pitfield Barn Cut Flower farm,
Early Bird Ticket £85 (The first 5 tickets sold)
Standard Ticket £97
Date & Time
Wednesday 27th October
10.00am – 3.30pm
Inspirational images of Nature that you might like to use for your design/s
After 20 years of designing and teaching about gardens, Juliet has established her Sussex Garden School to share her unique approach to plants and her love of landscape.
Sussex Garden School
39 Falmer Road, Rottingdean
Brighton, BN2 7DA
01273 300 587