The illustration for this clock was inspired by the fairytale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force, originally published in 1698, and later adapted by the Grimm Brothers into the folktale Rapunzel.
Heidi: My illustration work is inspired by folktales, nature, and the characters I observe in day-to-day life. I earned an Illustration degree in 2007 and have been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. http://heidiburton.wordpress.com/
Laura: I was traditionally trained in hand embroidery during a three year apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework, graduating in 2005. Since then I have been creating one of a kind contemporary embroidered pieces, using the techniques that I was trained in.
The illustration was of course a challenge, but a welcome one. Many samples were worked for not only determining the best way of transferring the design but also how to replicate the illustration itself. The fine lines of the face and hair were worked in a combination of back stitch, and split using from as fine as machine cotton up to a couple of stranded cotton threads. Overall the design took over seventy hours to stitch and I enjoyed every minute of it. You can follow the process via my blog at www.masonbee.blogspot.com.
Other Important details:
Size: 6" diameter
Battery: Runs on 1 AA battery
To save the clock hands being damaged they will be carefully packaged within the box, instructions on how to attach them to the clock will be included; they are very easy to attach. If you would prefer a different style of hand or colour please contact me as I have several different styles in stock.
UK: Royal Mail Signed For - Free Shipping
International: Standard airmail, for insured delivery please contact me prior to purchase.