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As if spending the week scrubbing the lino floor wasn't enough I have decided to start a long awaited project of some lino cutting.

No not on the floor this time but for printmaking, I haven't done any since I was in school so it will be fun to give it another go.
I'll try to remember to take some photos as I go along this time.

If it goes well I shall treat myself to a better set of tools like the ones above Very Happy

Posted at 17th Jan 2014 - 12:27PM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   More lino. Comments: 8

Camilla's Avatar Wish I had your craft talent FN, good luck with the print cutting, look forward to seeing some pics later.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Jan 2014 at 01:46PM

Fennie's Avatar What is lino? (Apart from a floor covering) and why has it disappeared. Why in the 1950s did Lino cover every floor in Britain - or so it seemed. Who were these most successful manufacturers? How come the carpet won out?

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Jan 2014 at 03:09PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar It's made from linseed oil mixed with powdered resin, limestone, cork and wood then laid on a jute baking and baked for several days.
I guess vinyl became cheaper and quicker to make. Though I doubt a vinyl floor would have lasted for 30 years on our shop floor and still look as good with as much foot traffic over it.
Vinyl's not much use for printing eitherWink

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 17th Jan 2014 at 03:19PM

Fennie's Avatar Oh dear a lot of our labels are made from vinyl - and so is our packing tape!Sad

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Jan 2014 at 04:29PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Lino cutting was something t hat I never tried. But then I was so useless at art that I wasn't likely to!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 17th Jan 2014 at 08:11PM

Camilla's Avatar We had lino in one of our old houses in the kitchen, it was very easy to clean, seems to have died out though now and some choosing to have either pament flooring or flooring with tiled effect in the way of carpeting.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Jan 2014 at 01:21AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Useless for printing with Fennie not printing onLaughing

Lino is making a bit of a comeback, it's more environmentally friendly made from all renewable materials and the colour is all the way through not printed on the top so you don't notice the worn bits.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th Jan 2014 at 10:31AM

CalicoKate's Avatar I have been thinking about a bit of lino printing too FN. Will have to sit on my hands for a bit longer though until I have a proper place to play, err sorry I mean, work! ;)

Posted by: CalicoKate on 20th Jan 2014 at 04:27PM

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