your mark with lino cutting! With this book you can learn
from scratch what to buy, how to use it and discover the versatility
of this printing method.
You really don’t need to know anything about lino cutting
to be able to use this book – it truly is for the beginner.
It starts by explaining what you need and why, and showing
the variety of tools and materials available. Set up your
workstation, learn how to transfer a drawing or tracing and
how to carve and print. All this is shown in several short
chapters using plenty of staged photographs complete with
tips. It is a foolproof method that takes the process step
by step, helping the learner avoid the usual beginner mistakes
and use the tools safely and correctly. The rest of the book
contains ten projects, starting with a simple sampler where
you can practise using different tips and explore the range
of mark making. Discover how to make a line drawing from a
photograph, explore positive and negative images, work with
text and print an image using more than one color. Use your
blocks to decorate your own cards and wrapping paper, make
seed packets so you can store (or give away) your harvested
seeds and use fabric inks to print your own wash bag. I confess
that printing on fabric was what I wanted the book for, but
regardless of what type of ink you are going to use the practice
projects will stand you in good stead. I haven’t done
any lino cutting since school but this book made me go and
buy a kit and take the hobby up again. Inspiring and very
user friendly, this really does teach anybody (older children
included) how to lino cut.
you cannot find a good range of lino cutting materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
and separate items (not fabric ink) available in the UK
range including fabric inks