This weekend I've been working on a little linocut of some vegetables to print onto some little envelopes.
I cut a pea pod, a leek, a carrot and an onion onto a small rectangle of lino (about 2 x 3 inches). I really like working at this scale, especially with a freshly sharpened tool :)
Our garden peas are racing up their pyramids, and the sweet peas started flowering this week too. We need to get lots of our seedlings planted out too, especially our climbing courgettes - we just need a dry afternoon!
Here is the block inked with some nice, new green oil ink -
The green looks really nice against the brown envelopes -
The next stage will be to letterpress some text onto the envelopes to turn them into proper little seed packets.
This weekend was the start of Norfolk Open Studios. We are doing the next two weekends, and we're quite excited about it! We'll post some more details about how to find us this week.