my lino printing station at Beamish Museum
On the weekend of 21 and 22nd September I spent a lovely weekend demonstrating lino printing at Beamish Museum. Displayed above is my demo station where budding printmakers young and old came to try their hand at printmaking, and take a small souvenir of Beamish Museum home with them. Visitors were able to print out one of four different designs that I had cut in lino from items around Beamish Museum.
Beamish Museum lino prints
I was there as part of the Hands on Heritage weekend, and was in a marquee with lots of other fabulous artisans and craftspeople. Visitors could try their hand at pottery, stone carving, leatherwork, felting, knitting, spinning, carpentry and willow weaving amongst other crafts. It was lovely and busy, there were several times over the weekend when I didn’t get a chance to even look up from my station there were so many people wanting to print! It was fantastic, and to see the looks of amazement on children’s faces when they pulled the print away and saw what they had printed up was always priceless.
If you came along and printed up a lino cut, then hello! I hope you enjoy your print. Details of the workshops I will be running on lino printing can be found on the Beamish Museum website, next one is scheduled on December 1st and will be to create an A6 lino print for a unique Christmas card.
Today I’m working on some sketches for the Hallowe’en events at Beamish Museum on the evenings of 29th, 30th and 31st October. These will be cut out in lino as usual and again visitors will be able to print these up themselves and take them away as a souvenir of the evening.
I’ll be back with pictures of my progress…