Old-Lands is an old family estate in Monmouthshire run on traditionally green principles, slow to change and careful of consequences that has been in the Bosanquet family for 200 years. Three generations now live and work in and around the estate. While they have no intention of winding back the clock, their family comes from a long line of ecologists and naturalists whose experience taught them that, in the natural world, slow is beautiful. And the perfect place to procure inspiration for a hand carved lino block and a weekend of printing.
Here is a snap shot of the weekends highlights, captured so brilliantly by Clare, who together with her husband Sam are the current custodians of Old Lands.
Sam took us on a tour of the estate encouraging to look close at the flora and fauna right under our nose.
Block printing in full swing
We had an amazing and inspiring weekend of print, pattern, nature, laughter, joy and inspiration.