The stages of a woodcut

Stage 1 Blank Pearwood

Stage 1. Blank Pearwood Block

Earlier this week, I completed a few packs of the revised cards that I have mentioned a couple of times on my blog. I showed them to my Facebook friends and was gratified that there was some interest. The mark 3 versions will follow in due course, but for now I’m setting this project aside and starting to work on a ballad sheet that hopefully I will be printing when I’m out and about this summer. Here are a few photos of the stages of an earlier block that I did for Gloucester 2013.

Stage 2 Design transferred onto block

Stage 2: Design transferred onto block.

Stage 3: Cut in progress.

Stage 3: Cut in progress.

Stage 4: Cut is complete

Stage 4: Cut is complete

Stage 5: Building the forme

Stage 5: Building the forme

Stage 6: Forme locked up

Stage 6: Forme locked up

Stage 7: Forme in the press ready to print

Stage 7: Forme in the press ready to print

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