Learning Linocut Book

Learning Linocut: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing Through Linocut is the Amazon no.1. bestselling book from Susan Yeates of Magenta Sky Printmaking - all about relief printing using linocut! The book takes the reader on an exciting tour of the whole creative process, from generating ideas and setting up a studio space to cutting techniques, mark-making and printing a lino block. Signed by the author. UK delivery only.

Learning Linocut is an exciting and detailed guide to the art of relief printing by exploring linocut. The book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of the whole creative process, from generating ideas and setting up a studio space to cutting techniques, mark-making and printing a lino block. The book also covers more complex techniques for multiple-coloured linocuts including the reduction technique, the key-block system and experimental linocutting.

Learning Linocut contains plenty of easy to follow step-by-step guides (illustrated by colour photos), interesting and innovative suggestions of ways to work with lino and even useful ‘tips’ from the author providing extra pointers for things to try next.

The linocut techniques discussed in this book can either be carried out at home or in a professional printmaking studio.

  • Packed full of colour images
  • Step-by-step guides to each technique
  • Provides lists of materials and equipment needed
  • Investigates how to generate ideas and gain inspiration for prints
  • Information on cutting techniques, mark-making and image interpretation
  • Explains printing and registration methods
  • Explores multiple-coloured prints – reduction and key-block systems
  • How to store, finish and sell linocut prints
  • Includes a selection of interesting linocut projects
  • Useful ‘tips’ from the author throughout the book

Whether you are a complete beginner to art, just new to printmaking or you are an accomplished printmaker looking for some new ideas and tips, there will be something in here for you to take away. This is a must-read for anyone interested in linocut printing!


05.05.14 – Just great “This book is just what you need to start lino cutting and it is such an easy going book makes you want to have a go. There are also some great resource lists in the back. Thank you Susan a great book.”
Sally Jane Shaw, from Amazon.co.uk

13.11.11 – “I bought this book directly from the author, after doing one of her linocut workshops, and it’s brilliant. The instructions are clear and easy to follow if you are a novice, like me. There is also a lot of sample artwork to give you ideas. I had no idea I’d be able to create such detailed pieces, just from bits of lino! I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning linocut, or about it.”
BeeGirl – from Amazon.co.uk

31.10.11 – “I bought this book as a present for my sister. She cannot rate it enough. As a novice to linocutting it gives you a contextual background to the craft as well as providing you with a more holistic approach to your art work with linocutting, for example by giving information about how to develop a sketchbook of ideas and create ideas and designs from sources of inspiration. I think this is invaluable alongside the ‘how to’ practical approach to any craft as the craft is only as good as your imagination. Pictures and projects were all very inspirational. ”
justg – from Amazon.co.uk

Buy direct from the author, Susan Yeates, here on the website - signed copy!

Also available to buy on Amazon.co.uk (UK buyers) and Amazon.com (for non UK buyers).