The other week, whilst showing my sister how to linocut, I made a simple Valentine’s card with a pink poodle on it (not much to do with Valentine’s I know!)
I have been working on a few projects over the last couple of weeks, which I am hoping to be able show you soon, one of which was a submission to the Secret 7″ project, fingers crossed!
The other week I taught my sister how to linocut. We decided to make Valentine cards and even with her incredibly long nails she managed this! Not bad for a first go I think!
For a little while now I have thought about how nice it would be to have a press. Not having much space or funds for a big press I quite fancied getting a book press to do smaller prints on, so I kept an eye out for one. The ones I saw online were out of my area and price range so I didn’t think I had much chance of getting one. One of my interests is old bottles and breweriana and by coincidence a place was recommended for me to visit. It was The Reindeer Pub in Saxon Street, Suffolk, which is not just a pub but a collectables shop! I was in my element looking at all the great stuff when I came across a couple of book presses tucked away under a table. The pub owner told me he got them from a museum which closed down and after a little research I found out they came from the now closed Sutton Windmill and Broads Museum. I know it isn’t perfect as one of the wings are missing, but it works just as well and I am excited that now have a press of my own to play with! Now to give it a good clean…