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The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh

The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh

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'The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh'

During the month of October ...or Folktober...there were various prompts posted online for artists to produce a piece art based on characters, creatures and other subject matter from folk stories, to celebrate the richness of folklore and it's role in history, storytelling and culture. I chose to create a print inspired by the Northumbrian ballad about the Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh. In this tale a witch marries a king, and while the prince is away, the witch, who is envious of the princesses beauty, turns her into a dragon (the worm). It all ends well eventually!

Open edition
Size of paper 19.5 x 19.5cm.
Size of image: Diameter 14.5cm

Paper: Lovely 90sgm Japanese HoSho paper. This bright white paper has a smooth finish and clean cut edges. There is plenty of space around the image allowing for lots of different framing and mounting options.

Ink: I use Cranfield Safewash oil-based ink. This quality ink is lightfast and has a high pigment content. The colours are bright and it’s a joy to use.

Packaging: The print will be safely packaged with a heavyweight backing board and encased in a biodegradable cellophane envelope. It will then be posted in a sturdy cardboard envelope to protect it against any bumps along the way. Please consider reusing the envelope to reduce waste. Cheers!
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