Bamburgh Castle - Beach View, Northumberland, original wool painting, by fibre artist Janine Jacques, Felt Textile Art, Handmade Fibre art


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Merino wool, mixed materials, cotton thread, embroidery thread, iron on backing


Height: 31 Centimetres; Width: 31.5 Centimetres

"Bamburgh Castle - Beach View", Northumberland is an original wool painting by West Yorkshire fibre artist Janine Jacques.

Bamburgh Castle - Beach View was inspired by a holiday in Northumberland. As I looked back at Bamburgh castle from the beach I was inspired to take lots of photographs. I took lots from different angles while we were there to create as fibre art paintings. This is one of a series of five (so far). You can view the others in the Fibre Art Prints section.

There are lots of lovely textures in the piece which I hope I have captured in the detailed images.

My art is influenced by nature, landscape and mark making. The change of seasons, the light as it shines through leaves in a forest. I look for patterns and details within the landscape - flowers, marks on trees, rock and sand patterns on a beach.

I draw upon my past experience to bring the creative process of drawing and
painting to my fibre art. To create mixed media pieces full of colour. I try to celebrate the materials used as well as the subject matter. I now use merino wool as my ‘paint’ a sewing maching as my ‘pencil’ and embroidery thread to add detail. Creating a multi-layered image, of bold colours and softer details with thread of different thicknesses.


Original Art Work | Unframed

The original artwork measures approximately 31cm (H) x 31.5cm (W).
It is NOT framed.


The Process:-

The first stage of any piece of art is planning. I always draw sketches of what I plan to create. This is very important to visualise the composition of the piece.

Next I buy merino wool in lots of different colours (as you would tubes of paint) and lay out the loose fibres of different coloured wool onto my base (as you would paint on canvas). Just like a painting this can take a long time to create.

The next stage is to make these loose fibres of wool stick together and create the felt artwork. You do this by adding hot soapy water and friction. The hot water opens up the wools scales and the friction (rubbing/rolling) binds them together. During this process the wool shrinks by about 20%. This part alone takes about 50 minutes for this size of artwork.

Once dry I then needle felt into the piece to sharpen some of the details.

Next I iron on a piece of backing material to strengthen the artwork ready to sew into it. Using a sewing machine I use different coloured cotton threads to create the lines within the piece (as you would a pencil or piece of charcoal).

The last stage is to hand sew into it with embroidery thread.


The Occasion

You may buy this piece for yourself as you love Northumberland as much as I do. Or for a loved one who has been to Northumberland and it's a special place for them.

Wedding Anniversary gift:
2nd Anniversary - Cotton - I use cotton thread with the artwork
7th Anniversary - Wool - it is made from wool



I will wrap the original artwork in cello wrap/or bag and post UK 1st Class signed for | International Tracked and Signed via Royal Mail.

Delivery & returns

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Meet JanineJacquesArt

Janine Jacques

Janine Jacques

Leeds, England

I use Royal Mail, signed for, 2nd Class service for the UK. You can choose to upgrade to Royal Mail, signed for, 1st Class service if you require the parcel quicker.

For all other Countries I use Royal Mail, International Tracked and Signed Service.
Please contact me and let me know where you live and when you need it by. I will see if I can arrange the parcel to get to you in time. I will only charge for the extra cost of shipping.
Felted wool is naturally dirt and odour repellent so unlikely to need washing. But if you do spill something on it give it a shake off and dab with a clean cloth. If it needs a wash just hand wash in cool water, rinse and press between 2 towels to remove excess water, reshape and dry naturally. DO NOT use a washing machine or tumble dry.
If you have a landscape you love and would like me to do a felt tea cosy of it please get in touch and send me the picture of the landscape you like.

Please note the landscapes I re-create are artistic impressions of the landscape and not an exact copy of the landscape. So it will end up having a look and feel of the landscape but not a copy of it.

I'll give you an estimate of the time it will take to produce at the time. But as a guide allow 2 weeks to create plus delivery time to your country.

Cost: £75 upfront | None-refundable


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