Block Printing Weekend at Old Lands

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.

Old Lands towering over the now biodynamic walled garden that feeds the family and their honesty shop.

A kitchen supper for the Friday night arrivals with swathes of our fabric adding to the scene.

Sam took us on a tour of the estate encouraging to look close at the flora and fauna right under our nose.

Meandering through the cow parsley seeking inspiration.

Back to the studio to draw and carve our blocks

Block printing in full swing

We all block printed the table cloth and napkins for a shared supper

We had an amazing and inspiring weekend of print, pattern, nature, laughter, joy and inspiration.

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