From the last two half yard prints I have found my way back into a creative frame of mind and developed a third which became quite complicated and it was certainly a challenge. Cutting the grey board plate took several attempts as it is hard going, one slip and there is a problem!
The image above shows the completed print.
Here are first sketches with the piece of English needlelace from the late 1600’s that was the inspiration for the print.
The different papers are cut, glued in place, the grey board cut and ready for printing.
The book pages are however slightly different from the plain design at the top of the page. Here the original piece of lace has gone through the press to create an embossing and then the inked up plate. These are now drying before folding.
I had been selected for North Yorkshire Open Studios and I would have been cleaning and tidying my studio for opening on the next two weekends, however that is not to be , so I have taken photographs, anti clockwise of my studio. Let us all hope that next year it will be open to real people.