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Clove-spiked oranges with intricate linocut patterns carved in, placed on a decorative plate along with some pinecones.

Make clove-spiked pomanders

Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell
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Author and maker Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell shows you how to linocut citrus fruits transforming them into beautiful festive ornaments covered in intricate designs.

Does anything feel or smell as cosy as oranges and cloves? In this course, creator and author Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell shows you how to make your entire home smell like Christmas with these clove-spiked pomanders.

Pomanders are traditionally made of oranges with cloves that illustrate a pattern, but Deborah takes these clove-spiked pomanders to the next level by using lino-cutting techniques to make intricate designs of spirals, leaves, snowflakes and more. They look great and smell ever better, not least because of the variety of fruits used.

Along with a variety of design ideas to try out Deborah will show you the best techniques to easily pierce the citrus fruits, as well as the safest and most effective ways to cut the designs.

Deborah likes using raw or discarded material and transforming it into something beautiful and useful. In these easy steps, Deborah shows you how to turn citrus fruits into dazzling ornaments full of intricate designs. These lino-cut fruits not only look colourful and festive; they smell incredible too.

Please note that lino-cutting tools are very sharp and should not be used without adult supervision.


Portrait of maker Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell.

Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell

Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell originally trained in Fine Art and received a grant from the Crafts Council in 1987. She has exhibited work widely and has taught in schools, art schools and art residencies. She has written 30 project-based craft books on a range of subjects and wants to encourage and value 'handwork' and creativity.