Sea Spaghetti

Sea Spaghetti



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.Sea Spaghetti 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:  A warmed green ochre balanced against a dark raw umber

Detail: 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, 2015.

Launched at Design March Reykjavik.

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Learn More About Sea Spaghetti:  (Himanthalia elongata)

Sea Spaghetti:  (Himanthalia elongata) is also known as spaghetti de mer, thongweed, sea thong and button weed. It grows in semi-exposed areas in the lower tidal zone.  Not to be confused with Bootlace seaweed, Sea Spaghetti grows from a distinctive button shaped hold-fast and has thicker, stronger dividing fronds. Watch out for it at lowest tide on a full moon in Spring or Summer. Fresh spring-time sea spaghetti has a subtle nutty flavour and can be eaten raw in salads. Later in the summer treat it much like pasta spaghetti and serve with a chilli and garlic tomato sauce. Watch as it turns a bright green as it cooks in boiling water.