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Cutting the Lino

Firstly, as with most types of artwork, I start by sketching the design onto paper with pencil. I then trace the design and transfer it in reverse onto the lino by burnishing the back of the drawing. This is so that when the image is printed, it will appear the correct way round. The white parts of the design are now cut away - leaving only the darker, raised areas behind, to receive the ink


  • Initial sketch for linocut print
  • Cutting a lino print