I love making things with my hands. I love lino printing. I enjoy the old fashioned, hands-on feel of carving with beautifully handcrafted tools. I love following the lines of my design on the linoleum block. Inking the lino and then printing it and viewing the exciting results. There is something very wholesome and real in the art of making something yourself. You as the artisan invest a piece of yourself into your creation.

Those who value hand made products as much as we do are welcome to spend an inspirational weekend in the countryside with Esme at her beautiful home studio in Swellendam, where she will guide you through the process of designing, carving, and printing your very own decorated fabrics.

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Guest article by Saskia Van Leeuwen.