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Carving the block


Carving the lino block

Once I have finished transfering the image to my piece of lino, it is time to carve out the parts that I do not want to print at any stage of my printing process. I use sharp cutting tools identical to those used for woodwork to do my carving and always try and maintain them as sharp as possible. The carving process can be a long, tiring and sometimes tedious one, but I mostly enjoy it. 

This stage is repeated multiple times during the creation of a print.