Monday, 12 November 2012


Lucy Bishop held the second of her Lino Printing Workshops on Saturday and we had people coming in from all over North West England and what a nice and talented group they were. I didnt join in this week, instead playing host and chief brewer.   Ive crammed as many images in as I can, so that you will see everything they did.

Jo Pritchard came from Liverpool and brought us all a name badge which she had made herself. She showed us how to scratch our names into the board and how to enhance the design by scratching round the images.  What a lovely way to start our day.  Jo was a natural at lino cutting, look at the fabulous dragonflies on the bag she printed. 

Annette came from Prestwich with her friend Anna and printed some beautiful almost 3D butterflies on her bag.  I love her bird design with an apple on its head.


Anna did an Angie Lewin type design on her bag and did a block print similar to the one I did last week. Her bag has a nice layout.

I love these lino cuts by Carol they are so beautifully done.

Carol in deep concentration

She also brought her handmade Journal along to show us.  

. You can see more pages from it on my Sketchbook Friends Blog

  Barbara Jepson did some lovely Christmas tags
I like how she experimented printing onto black paper and layering up stamps

and then made this tea towel with a great contemporary design using black and brown fabric paints.

 John Wolfenden from Littleborough created this wonderful tree lino cut and printed it onto a cotton tea towel.  In the past he has done a stain glass course and showed us this great image by using the lino print on the acetate he was using to roll out his paint.  I missed the little owl you did John.

It was a fantastic day and I met some lovely people.
Link over to Jo's blog to see her take on it.


  1. Hi Lynn, fabulous pictures of everyone's work, it really did look like lots of fun and everyone created little masterpieces! Thank you for sharing. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. It was another successful day Anne. Keep your eye on WOYWW this week ......!

  3. Your comment to the lovely Anne sounds intriquing! More reasons for tuning into WOYWW:) What wonderful projects everyone made, and such personal takes on the same technique. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

    1. Haha guess you will have to stay tuned until Wednesday morning x

  4. I'm only just coming down to earth after enjoying myself soooo so much! I want to do lots more but couldn't get the materials and equipment locally but I've got one tool and blade and my scrap ends of lino so watch this space. I'll get all I need no doubt when I go to Germany in a couple of weeks time.
    It's good to find a fresh interest that is still related somewhat to all I love doing. Lucy was a super teacher and really inspired us. Thanks again Lynn for being our instigator and look forward to seeing you again.
    Love Jo x

    1. It was lovely to see you Jo and thanks for the lovely name tags, we thought we might do some brooches at our craft club at the day care centre. Could you email me what materials we will need x x x

  5. Such pretty totes! Love the stamps too.

  6. Such a fab course - I love the results! x Jo

  7. Loving all the pictures Lynn, thank you :-D
    It's so nice to see what everyone created; and what beauties they are too. I'm off to check out Carol's Journal now :0) Mo xx

  8. What a fantastic course Lynn, and everyone made some wonderful linocuts, it must be fun to make your own linocuts.

    1. It is Anni, and it's not hard to do. You can get a starter kit like the one at the top of the picture from Amazon. It's nicer to do it in a class though with some tuition.
      Lynn x