Relief printing is where ink is applied to a raised surface which is then transferred to another material such as paper or fabric.
To achieve the 'raised surface' we need to remove what is not to be printed. Sharp tools called gouges are required to do this. Above is an example of removing or carving the lino.
The first pic shows the lines of the flower being carved out. I've used a small 'v' gouge as I wanted a reasonably fine line to cut the lino and follow my drawing more closely...