Video masterclass

Handmade Wallpaper 

In this series of 5 videos you will discover the elements of simple pattern and principles of turning a plant study into a design. Learn the theory of repeat patterns by cutting a block and printing a length of wallpaper by hand.


Lino-cut handprinted

Wallpaper Masterclass

Your tutor Hugh will guide you through the process of designing and printing your own wallpaper.

Video 1:


This video is free and is featured above as a taster for the course. It gives a brief course overview.

Video 2:

Potato Cutting

In this video we learn the simple art of repeating patterns using a potato.

Video 3:

Plant drawing

In this video we start to draw our plant orienting it as a repeating pattern

Video 4:

Lino Cutting

In this video we cover cutting our repeating pattern in lino.

Video 5:

Correcting Mistakes

During the process of drawing and linocutting mistakes are inevitable. This video shows how to correct these for a professional outcome.

Video 6:


The grand finale. How to print your design onto wallpaper.

Praise for Hugh’s Wallpaper Course

“What a wonderful workshop, I loved every minute of it. The course was a complete revelation that I really can print my own wallpaper without any fiddly and expensive equipment, so I am really feel like I’m off! It was a truly inspirational weekend.”

C.W. from London.

“The workshop was so much more than I expected. It was a great treat for me to have those days to concentrate on such specific work. Your expertise and generosity with ideas really lit up the subject and I left on a high with the confidence of having made my first wallpaper, and inspired to do more. It was the best course I have done. Thank you.”

L.A. from York

“I am now a proven wallpaper designer, thanks to your three days of inspired tuition. It was a thoroughly enjoyable few days with your enthusiasm, attention to detail, careful worksheets, and anecdotes. Thank you for a very unique workshop.”

S.P from Bath

“What a buzz! I returned home on a high, and have not stopped printing and trying out new colour combinations. This workshop was revelatory and a real gas. I am now a skilled designer and have plans to redesign my house, my partner, my kids, my car and my dog. Pattern Rules!”

A.N. from Aberdeen

“Just a note to say a great big THANK YOU for your guidance and advice on the Wallpaper Workshop I attended at your studio in Lyme Regis. I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a course so much – although almost 2 months ago I’m still raving about it. You are an inspiration not just with your wallpaper but your art works and your baking. I would recommend your course to anyone that has an artistic flair.”

C.M. From Salisbury

“The most eye-opening, instructive and fun workshop I have had since I was a teenager” 

P.S from Stuttgart

Designer / Printmaker / Tutor:

Hugh Dunford Wood

Hugh has worked as an independent artist designer since student days at Oxford’s Ruskin School of Art in the 1970s. He has made a good living painting landscapes and portraits; he ran a fashion business for 15 years handpainting mens’ ties with a team of 24 artists under his direction.

He is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen & Artist Member of the Royal Western Academy. As a volunteer he ran art workshops through the London’s Passage night shelter, where he developed the Streetwise Artpack for homeless people. He ran art courses for detainees at Campsfield Removal Center, and at HMP Belmarsh and other prisons. He worked on a portrait project with prisoners in Philadelphia Correctional Facility, USA.

Artist in Residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company (where he developed an art therapy course with actors), and the Globe Theatre when it first opened in 2000, and The Museum of Bermuda Art in 2009 to mark of the 400th anniversary of settlement, he has also been Artist in Residence with the Church of England in London.

In the Spring of 2022, Hugh was awarded an enormous medal by The Prince of Wales as President of the Heritage Crafts Association for his work in maintaining and promoting the endangered craft of making wallpaper by hand. At the same time several of Hugh’s designs were chosen to join the wallpapers of Pugin and William Morris in the permanent collection of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Hugh Dunford Wood

Dunford Wood Wallpaper:

45 Years of Design

Hugh Dunford Wood learned his wallpaper technique following the Arts and Crafts tradition pioneered by William Morris, as an apprentice of Peggy Angus in the 1970s.

As an artist, Hugh delights in rhythm and texture, and his family home has always been a feast for the eye, in which his portraits and landscape paintings stand out from the wallpapers behind them.  It is not all a riot of pattern and colour, and many rooms are subtly presented, using subdued tones in calming designs.

Starter Set of Materials

You can purchase the equipment you need when signing up for the course. The additional cost is £60 delivered in the UK, £90 for worldwide shipping.

The kit includes:

  • Set of 5 carving tools
  • Lino block on backing – half width
  • Hand roller 4” (102mm) (400 x 280 approx)


What's covered in the making wallpaper by hand workshop?

Every step of the process of designing and making your own wallpaper is demonstrated by video and is also backed up by text notes.

What if I get stuck?

I really hope you won’t! I have been printing for 45 years, and in the films I use all my years of teaching experience to ensure that I show you how to make your wallpaper to a high standard…but you can drop us an email if you do have a problem. Alternatively I offer a 1:1 Zoom session for £50 for 40 minutes where I can really trouble shoot your process.

Kit or no kit?

You can purchase the workshop with or without a kit. What you’ll need is listed in the workshop notes and demonstrated across the videos. If you already have many of the materials’ or you would prefer to source your own, you might find the no-kit option preferable.

Is postage included?

The materials kit price for the workshop includes either UK or worldwide postage. In purchasing the materials kit, you give me your address.

Will you send outside Europe?

I have sent kits as far and wide as Brazil, Australia, America and beyond. I post the kit tracked on the next working day and you should receive your lovely package within 5-10 working days. Sometimes it takes longer – but your patience is rewarded!