This is a brown lino – not sure of its name – it carves easily but it can crumble more around the edges which can be frustrating. I had always used the grey silkcut lino but they kept changing the ‘formula’ over past years and I was very unhappy with it.
I usually buy the lino in 1 metre lengths as it is certainly the most economical. The only downside is that if left for long periods there is a natural loss linseed oil used within the lino which can cause it to get really hard and for me with my RSI issues un-carvable.
One of the things I really like about the way I work is that I can navigate from the different processes or stages of several designs at once. This allows me to continue to work to work to better manage issues with RSI – and keeps you thinking!
I had finished carving the other 3 in previous weeks…