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craft fair linoprint

Print 52, week 31. Craft fair linoprint

This weekend marked the last craft fair I’ll take part in on the run-up to Christmas, so I thought a little linoprint of my table would be apt for today. I’ll be booking more fairs in the new year so keep your eyes peeled for updates!

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Artist and Makers fair at Waddesdon Plant Centre

I’ve scheduled this post because, no doubt, I will be running around like a headless chicken on Friday. I’ll be getting ready for the Artists and Makers Fair at Waddesdon Plant Centre which takes place over the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 May 2013. I always leave getting ready to the last minute, but have written this in advance so must be doing something right this time.

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Thame linoprint

Another week, another new print!

Cutting the lino of my new print at last weekend’s artists and makers fair was a great idea it turns out. On Monday morning I was able to ink up and print straight away. My new print is a simple black and white number, of the Town Hall in my town, a little old place called Thame. Sam and I are doing a craft fair in this building on Saturday so it seemed an apt time to get a print done of it. Take a look at my last post to see photos of me carving the lino.

For more information about Thame Craft Fair on 13 October 2012, take a look at the organiser’s website.

Thame linoprint

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Thame linoprint

Waddesdon craft fair October 2012

This weekend’s craft fair at Waddesdon

Had a super time at Waddesdon Artists and Makers fair  this weekend, exhibiting with my sister Sam. Thanks to everyone who came. Had the chance to meet some great people, ate some delicious cake and even found time to cut the lino for my next print.

Our next event takes place in Thame, at the Town Hall, next Saturday. You can find out more on Sally Evans Events website.

Here are a few photos of the weekend for you to enjoy:

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The finished linoprint

New print: Waddesdon Manor

I’ve just finished my latest print, a four colour linocut of Waddesdon Manor, a Renaissance-style chateau about 10 miles from where I live. I chose this place not only because it is local to me and I have visited the wonderful building and it’s gardens numerous times over the years, but also because our next craft event takes place in the Waddesdon Plant Centre this weekend (6 and 7 October 2012).

The print is made up of four colours, which I printed using 3 blocks of lino. I took a slightly different approach from some of my recent prints and chose to use grey and light brown for the building and it’s details rather than a block of black with the carved detail showing through as white. It produces a subtler set of colours, but I’m not sure yet what I prefer! Will have to experiment further. The print will be available on my website soon – I’ll keep you posted.
So here are some photos showing the stages of the printmaking process:

Planning the linoprint

Planning the linoprint

Carving the lino

Carving the lino

Printing colours 1 and 2

Printing colours 1 and 2

inking up colours 3 and 4

Inking up colours 3 and 4

 

Printing colours 3 and 4 together

Printing colours 3 and 4 together

The finished linoprint

The finished linoprint

 

Waddesdon Manor linoprint

Next event: Artists and Makers fair, Waddesdon Manor

The next event that I will be taking part in is fast approaching. I’ll be at the Waddesdon Plant Centre this coming weekend 6 and 7 October, along with 50 other fantastic crafts people including my sister, Sam. The event will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm each day with the £3 entry fee supporting local charities.

Sally Evans artists and makers fairs
There will be lots of fantastic and highly skilled products to check out and many of the exhibitors will be demonstrating their craft on the day. I’m working hard to finish a four colour linoprint of Waddesdon Manor for the event – fingers crossed! Here’s how it looks so far:

Waddesdon Manor linoprint

For more information about the event please see the Sally Evans website.

Music in the Park, Thame 2011

Music in the Park, Thame

This Sunday sees the second Music in the Park taking place in Thame, my hometown.  There will be great live music, lots of beer, delicious food and probably somewhat dubious dancing, but the main reason for visiting (in my humble opinion) will be the craft tent. This year there will be a Handmade Makers Market selling lots of awesome stuff, and my stall will be continuing the music theme with lots of guitar prints, tote bags and badges.

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Music in the Park takes place in Elms Park in Thame from 12noon to 9pm with adult tickets costing just £8 on the door. It’s a really great family day out (family tickets available too!) so I hope to see you there – can’t wait! Here are some of the music inspired pieces I will be bringing with me:

Guitar illustration printed onto a tote bag

Perfect for carrying your records.

Guitar tote bag and doilie printed tote bag

 

Fender guitar print

 

 

Two guitar badge designsJack White guitar print

You can buy many of these items in my Etsy store, the badges and tote bags will be listed there soon!