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Limpets & Barnacles

£195.00 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.

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NORTH AMERICAN DELIVERIES - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ 

01.01.2022  UPDATE

Shipping time to North America is historically 7-14 working days with the postal system, but due to Covid-19 there are less transatlantic flights so please allow an additional 7 working days. However most are getting there within the 14 working days, I cannot guarantee, so if your purchase is for a special occasion please allow maximum time!  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.

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UK DELIVERIES - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

01.01.2022  UPDATE

UK deliveries are typically sent out using Royal Mail and will be insured.

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.

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EUROPE - Please contact me for a shipping quote (Shipping via UPS)

After the UK's exit from the EU, import taxes/vat differ from country to country,  please contact me for advice if you are interested in purchasing.

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Australia & NZ

Shipping time to Australia & NZ  is historically 7-14 working days, due to Covid-19 there are less flights so please allow an additional 7 working days. However most are getting there within the 14 working days, I cannot guarantee, so if your purchase is for a special occasion please allow maximum time!  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.

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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. 

*However if you choose to pay by eCheque* I reserve the right at my discretion not to dispatch goods until your payment has been cleared by the bank, this can take up to 10 days for clearance, especially from overseas. I hope you understand regarding eCheques but I have had a bad experience and was not paid for goods shipped! 

If you would like further information, please contact me. 

**I am a member of The Society for Embroidered Work**

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