Inspired by a tin of herrings and some old dock side imagery, I created my version of the fish wife.
Dressed in a full skirt with apron over, and hair tucked neatly into her headscarf, she carries her own little filleting knife.
She will make herself comfy in any home environment - favouring the kitchen dresser as her vantage point.
Made to order, she is constructed from needle felted sheep's fleece over wire, with hand stitched clothing. This figure can be gently posed to sit or stand (propped is best as she's a little unsteady on her feet).
Optional wooden/paper fishy available. Fabrics will vary from those shown.
Finished height approx 26.5cm.
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Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
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