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'The Big Fish' by Studio Halt

'The Big Fish' by Studio Halt

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'The Big Fish' by Studio Halt 

Designed by NI artist John Kindness, the big fish is said to be his representation of Irish mythology’s Salmon of Knowledge. Created using ceramic tiles, each scale is decorated with texts and images relating to the history of Belfast.

‘The Big Fish’ is created with 2d needle felting technique, using short fibre New Zealand carded wool which is felted into shape using a variety of barbed felting needles. When the needle is pushed through loose wool, the needle’s barbs catch and pull the fibres, so they tangle and bind together to create a matted felt fabric. The more the needle is ‘stabbed’ into the wool, the firmer and smaller it becomes. Colours can be mixed and blended together, and different effects can be achieved by setting down layers of the wool also. The wool is the paint.

Details and accents are added using free motion embroidery on the sewing machine. This is like using the sewing machine to draw or sketch.

This picture comes in a frame and mount.
Frame outer 10x10”
Mount aperture 4.5x4.5”

As this item is handmade to order, please allow one to two weeks for delivery. 

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