If you’re carving lino all day here’s a top tip. Wrap masking tape round the tool where your finger rests. If you wind it round several times you get a nice soft pad. This will prevent you getting blisters. Don’t say I’m not good to you.
I’ve finally found another supplier for these linocutters. This set of tools is perfect for a beginner and includes 2 x ‘V’ gouges and 4 x ‘U’ gouges of various sizes. Ideal for linocut or woodcut, they are very sharp and are the best I have found for this price range. These linocutting tools are […]
Now and then I get questions from followers of this blog about linocut techniques, tools or printing issues. Although I don’t pretend to know everything there is to know about linocut (that’s one of my life goals!) I’m happy to help if I can and I welcome other linocut artists to add their help and […]
I am often asked where to get good quality economical tools for linocut. I’ve tried a lot of different brands and styles, from the ubiquitous Speedball kits with the red handle and removable blades, through to the professional quality but quite pricey Pfeil tools that I use for my own work. Most of the cheap […]