In a later sketch I also used a white pen to make contrast more apparent.
To transfer the design onto the lino block, I used the simple, old-fashioned technique involving tracing paper
Once the tracing paper was ready, it was affixed to the lino block using masking tape (ie, the tracing paper was taped down on the other side of the lino block).
This picture shows the ready-for-cutting lino block beside the template sketch.
This picture shows that I have started cutting into the lino! NB the picture was taken at an angle in order to see the groove marks that cutting makes.