My First Grave Rubbing

Recently, I took a trip to Arnos Vale Cemetery to do my very first grave rubbing. It’s part of some research I’m doing for the lettercutting apprenticeship I start in May. The kit I used, which I bought over a decade ago in a charity shop, dates from 1975. The paper worked fine, but the 43 year old rubbing wax was super hard and a real chore to rub on. Got a sore arm and black fingers, but it worked in the end!

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