Channelled Wrack

Channelled Wrack


Channelled Wrack

Seaweed Collection

Bring the sea home;  a collection of botanical prints inspired by clear bright mornings  seaweed foraging in the ice cold waters of the Atlantic. Hang as a set or make a  single bold statement. Crisp, elegant shapes are softened by delicate colour variations. Each print block is cut by hand and hand printed onto a 50gr handmade Japanese washi paper from Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan, where they have been making washi papers for eight generations. Channelled Wrack Print on Washi Paper

Materials: Water based inks on a 50gr Handmade Japanese washi paper with deckled edge.

Size: 52 x 43cm. Fits our Medium Hanging Frame.

Colour Tone Range:  Raw umber with dark green undertones at roots with bright flashes of bright mustard ochre on the tips.

Detail:Our newest print in the seaweed series. Each print is made by hand in our studio on the west coast of Ireland.

A handmade product, ink colour tone variations are unique to each print.

Hand signed and dated by the printmaker.


Designer: Superfolk, 2017.

As featured in ‘Wild Sea’ , Princeton Architectural Press, Spring 2018.

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Channelled Wrack (Pelvetia Canaliculata)

Common names in Ireland including Dulamán, Caisíneach and Cow-tang,  The smallest of the ‘wracks’, it 10-15cm at maximum length. Find it growing on the tops of rocks in the upper shore and splash zones. Spotting Channelled Wrack marks the location of the full reach of the high tide. Channels or gutters on the fronds hold water allowing it to survive long periods without water cover. As Spring turns into Summer Channelled Wrack changes from a dark brown to olive to mustard yellow. In Summer its forked fronds open into fruiting tips. It is one of the most accessible as well as versatile and tasty of the Seaweeds. It combines well with sweet ingredients;  try cooking in apple juice and add soy. Strong similarity to Japanese Hijiki and can ack as a substitute in recipes. Best collected early in the year when plants are young and tender.