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Limpets & Barnacles No.6

£350.00 GBP

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Inspiration comes from daily walks on my local beach. I often pick up a limpet shell and like to study their unique mark making. No two are the same! I especially love the beach at low tide, investigating the rock pools. 

Did you know limpets have teeth and are able to travel on the rock surface in search of food. They have a very powerful foot that enables them to cling onto the rock surface during strong tidal currents. I find them fascinating!

My limpets are based on the Eurasian limpet, Patella Vulgata and the common barnacle, balanus perforatus.

Handcrafted felt is made using the wet felting technique with  layers of Merino wool fibres, nepps and hand dyed silk to create lots of texture and interest.  The limpets are hand stitched with artisan painted merino wool thread. The work has approximately 2cm of depth (see photo).

Many hours goes into producing a piece of work.

Limpets & Barnacles  has been professionally framed in a bespoke bare wood St Ives frame. I am proud to use wooden frames that come from an FSC certified forest. 'FSC  - certified forests are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment.'

The picture has been mounted onto board and set beneath the St Ives frame, this style of frame is open, unglazed so work can be touched, with fixings ready to hang. 

An authentication label which I have signed along with description and methodology is included.

Overall Frame Size 27 x 27 cm x 2.5cm  (10.5 x 10.5 inch)

Actual work size approx 17.2 x 17.2 cm  (6.75 x 6.75 inch)

Additional photos available on request.



Shipping time to North America is historically 7-14 working days with Royal Mail and  then USPS once in the USA and Canada Post in Canada.  I will confirm tracking details once the parcel is on its way to you. 

I am fortunate that a large percentage of my work goes to collectors in the United States of America. All work shipped is carefully packed and insured. Historically no taxes or duties have been levied to my knowledge. 



UK deliveries are typically sent out using Royal Mail.

For multiple items please contact me directly as I can combine the postage costs. Please email me if you are a local customer and would like to collect in person to save the delivery cost. Please note I now live in North Yorkshire!

I aim to dispatch pictures the next working day. I will let you know once dispatched. 

If you would like to purchase more than one picture, please contact me first so I can calculate the most economical method of shipping for you.


EUROPEAN DELIVERIES- Please contact me for a shipping quote 

All my website prices to Europe exclude any VAT and import administration charges that may be levied by the importing country / delivery service. I am not responsible for these local costs which are for the purchasers account. For further clarification and an example of potential additional costs please see my FAQ page. 



Shipping time to Australia & NZ  is historically 7-14 working days I will confirm tracking details once the parcel is on its way to you. Pictures are insured.


If you would like to purchase more than one picture, please contact me first so I can calculate the most economical method of shipping for you.

Payment - Once an item has been added to your basket, your payment will be processed by PayPal. Credit and Debit cards can also be used, you do not need to have a paypal account.

If you would like further information, please contact me. 

**I am a member of The Society for Embroidered Work and The International Feltmakers Association**

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