By the time she was in her sixties, Rena found the pressure of book production an increasing burden, and her last new book was published in 1996. She still worked on reprints and editions of existing books, but she wanted to slow down. Rena returned to the art of printmaking and revived her interest in linocutting. Her subject was her beloved Dorset, and she also took the opportunity to travel abroad and make prints of Italy and France. In the late 1990s she spent time in the beautiful surroundings of Cotehele in Cornwall and produced a wonderful collection of 35 linocuts.