Heal's furniture store in Kingston are hosting a lino-printing workshop this Saturday in collaboration with an award-winning artist from Surbiton.

The event is happening this Saturday (March 30) at Heal's Kingston store from 11am, and will feature Surbiton artist Debbie Chessell.

The event will look at the history of lino printing and also give attendees the chance to carve their own print, to be stamped onto a tote canvas bag which they can take home with them.

Speaking to the Surrey Comet, Ms Chessell said that she was inspired to work with Heal's largely thanks to their significance in the design world.

Ms Chessell said: "Heal's have been going since 1810 and they've been known throughout their history to revolutionize design.

"They're really big in the design world and because they're so well known for transforming design I decided to run a workshop that focuses on revolutionary relief printers."

She added that she was inspired by the revolutionary artist and activist William Morris—saying she hoped the workshop, which will feature bite-sized doses of art history on influential artists including Morris, would give everyone who attended an idea about where some of our modern conceptions about print design were born.

"We're focusing on designers like William Morris who was really radical for his time...everyone at the workshop is going to make their own Victorian-inspired lino print design and print them onto a luxury canvas bag," Ms Chessell said.

Heal's began life in 1810 as a small family business before opening a department store on Tottenham Court Road.

During the company's existence they won renown for championing innovation in furniture and art design, such as Ambrose Heal's famous "Owl" cabinet design from 1904.

The workshop is taking place at Heal's Kingston store this Saturday (March 30) from 11am. For more information and to book your place go to: https://www.heals.com/lino-printing-with-debbie-chessell.html

Ms Chessell will also exhibit her work at the Lamb Pub's Lamb Spring Fair, Surbiton, on March 31, and is hosting a Printmaking With Colour workshop at the Museum of Futures in Surbiton on April 27. More information about the events can be found at: www.debbiechessell.com