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Lighthouse in Stormy Sea

Lighthouse in Stormy Sea, is a Helen Melvin original landscape in naturally dyed felt, fabric and paper and machine stitch.

Dimensions are:

Mount:6cm at base
Overall dimensions:49cm x 73


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The Lighthouse in stormy sea is an unique Helen Melvin Landscape made with a method of wet felting developed over twenty years five and combines fine merino wool fibres with silk fabric and fibres to create movement and texture.  On top of this layers of felt, fabric and papers  are added with stitch  or stitch alone which is also used to emphasise movement.

I have been fascinated by lighthouses for many years. My original inspiration came from a picture in the Guardian  of PorthCawl Lighthouse being overwhelmed by waves many years ago but it took time to develop the technique that allowed me to make a fine but very firm felt which could be used for the Lighthouse and to be felted into the sea background.  Waves are felted in with textured silks, but stitch adds additional emphasis and so do the layers of silk fabric and dyed papers stitched onto the surface.  This picture took nearly six months of works as for periods I merely looked at it pinned to my wall before carefully adding more stitch or more fabric.


The picture is 31 cm by 53cm , the antique white mount is 6cm wide with 7cm at the bottom.  The width of the textured frame  which has with highlights of pastel , blues, yellows and reds is 2.5cm.  The mount and frame are carefully chosen to provide a clean contemporary feel to compliment the modern home. The overall dimensions of the picture 49cm by 73cm and the weight is 2.48

All fibres, fabric and paper are dyed with natural dyes to a high standard of lightfastness.  All the dyes used are those that over the centuries have been shown to withstand the changes to colour caused by exposure to light. Nonetheless it is recommended that pictures are hung out of direct sunlight for added security

Mounted and framed with handcrafted frames from the Cathedral Framers in St Asaph, each picture is sent in a hand built wooden frame and despatched tracked and signed for by courier world wide.

Previous pictures have arrived safely  in Switzerland, Australia and Ireland  and Helen Melvin originals are to be found in Australia, Brussels, Falkland Islands, France,  Isle of Man, Republic of  Ireland, Switzerland, and USA


Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 69 × 25 × 93 cm