I’m back at Beamish Museum for their ever popular Christmas Evenings, showing visitors how to print up a festive lino print, which they can take home with them and have as a small souvenir of the evening. I like to create a new lino print for the event each year, and this year’s design is based on a design from a Christmas postcard from 1910. The original postcard was portrait, had two different robins and also depicted a snowy village scene. Really I was the most interested in the typography, as that really speaks of the era in which I am working in at the museum, so I used that and then added my own robin drawing to the holly.
Here’s a look around my ‘office’ for the Christmas evenings! This was taken about quarter of an hour before the doors opened! I usually have about 300 people printing up a lino print each evening, so I’m always kept nice and busy! Apologies for the bad focusing, my phone camera doesn’t work too well in low light.
I’ll be there again this Thursday and Friday evening as well as Thursday and Friday evening next week. Come and find me in the school in the Pit Village if you have a ticket for the event and would like to make up a lino print!