Introductions... so I pick up my cutting tool, try to get the measure of its weight and become comfortably acquainted with it.
I put my piece of linocut on the bench hook, a piece of wood with a lip underneath and about to stop the lino moving around the table.
Soft linocut is easier to mark than normal linocut; the latter requires 'warming' before cutting.
I make my first mark, careful to cut away from my hands and body as the cutters are sharp and menacing!
I use all the tools I have to see what marks they make.
Finally I have my first cut block ready for printing.