Falkiner’s

Quick post to mention another good materials source. Falkiner’s (formally Shepherds Bookbinder Ltd) on Southampton Row (near Holborn) – specialist bookbinding supplies. Good paper in large quantities, thin leather of just about any description (including stingray, parrot fish, perch, and cane toad skins), and Useful Tools. They also sell good-quality lightfast pigment ink calligraphy pens, too. They do leather scraps...

Printmaking, or at least almost printmaking

Incidentally, I apologise for a lack of printmaking posts – I’m carving another complicated block, and it’s taking ages. Mostly because it’s horribly repetitive. I’ve actually got a second – well, a sheet of carving vinyl – sitting ready-ish to be carved, but I’ve been debating over adding more detail to it and if so what. Thinking about it, I’m...