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At the weekend …

October 27, 2014

At the weekend I went to a woodcut and wood engraving work shop at the Farnham Maltings; where I learned the similarities and differences between printmaking using woodcut and wood engraving .  I had look forward to it since I had returned from Brazil where  I learned a little about wood cutting and was given a few pieces of wood to try. Unfortunately I have since learned that the wood given so kindly ;  although very lovely is not suitable for a beginner. I have been attending various classes and workshops over the last few months but still find the experience very difficult so I go to great lengths to prepare myself.  I am able to engrave wood now albeit a little juvenile I am eager to learn the ‘other’ method.

This time I had to include a rather complicated train journey to Farnham. I did find my way; and the preparatory exercises given by Susan Yeates were put to good use.  There was much to learn and I was not able to finish a piece to bring home. While I did learn a lot I have spent the last couple of days finishing my little works of art. Nonetheless, it was a good experience and I am looking forward to buying some more suitable wood and tools to continue wood cutting along side wood engraving.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 29, 2014 6:01 pm

    That’s really good for a beginner! I get really anxious before going to do new things in new places with people – especially on public transport. Glad you like your new hobby hon :0)

    • October 29, 2014 6:09 pm

      It is a strange thing I was very brave when I had the children and now without them I feel less so! Thanks for your encouragement xxx

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