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Colin Millington
These woolworks follow a well-established 19th century nautical tradition.

British sailors practiced a number of crafts to while away the time on long voyages. One of the most attractive was creating pictures of ships with scraps of coloured wool.

These were always of a naïve style, showing the ship from side on with little concern for scale or perspective.

Colin Millington is a retired sailor living by the sea on the Norfolk coast. He served in the Royal Navy as well as the Merchant Navy and as a Coastguard.

He started making traditional woolworks some years ago by copying old examples but over time he has developed an individual and personal style. Some aspects of his pictures show the influence of the naïve artist Alfred Wallis and he includes figures and shore scenes in a way that is uniquely his own.

Paffron & Scott are the sole agents for Colin’s work.

The Ship Polly

Size. 2' 6" x 2'

£750

Yellow Eagle

Size. 1' 10" x 1' 3"

£450

The Queens Navy

Size. 1' 9" x 1' 7"

£650

Safe Harbour

Size. 1' 10" x 1' 3"

£650 Reserved

Remember Trafalgar

Size. 1' 3" x 1'

£450

Red Coat, Blue Coat

Size. 1' 5" x 1' 3"

£550

May You Be True

Size. 1' 5" x 1' 1"

£550

Light Ship

Size' 2' x 1' 8"

£550

Four Swallows

Size. 1' 10 x 1' 3"

£550

The Sailors Grave

Size. 11" x 2'

£450

Grey Sails

Size. 1' 5" x 11"

£350

England Land Of Liberty

Size. 1' 5" x 1' 1"

£450

HMS Northumberland

Size. 2' 2" x 1' 9"

£650

Colin's Anchor

Size 1' 2" x 1' 1"

£450

Present For You

Size 1' 10" x 1' 3"

£450

Victoria and Albert

Size 1' 10" x 1' 3"

£450

Britains Pride

Size 1' 10" x 1' 6"

£650

The Red House

Size 1' 10" x 1'

£550

Eagle and Flags

Size 1' x 1' 10"

£450

HMS Forte

Size 2' 2" x 1' 10"

£650

Red Ensign

Size 1’ 4” x 1’

£450

Roses and Anchors

Size 2' 5" x 1' 9"

£750

Lowestoft Drifter

Size 1' 3" x 1'

£450

Couple On A Cliff

Size. 1' 6" x 1' 2"

£550

Sailing at Dawn

Size.1' 9" x 1' 5"

Sold

The Rainbow

Size.

Sold

Farewell My Lovely

Size 1' 4" x 1'

Sold

England Expects

Size 1' 7" x 1' 4"

Sold

Britania Flags

Size 1' 3" x 1' 1"

Sold

The Tall Ship

Size 1' 3" x 1'

Sold

Purple Roses

Size 1' 4" x 1'

Sold

Red Coats

Size 2' 4" x 1' 3"

Sold

Girl in a check skirt

Size 1' 7" x 1' 3"

Sold

Polar Bear

Size 1' 8" x 1' 6"

Sold

The Harbour

Size 2' 4" x 1' 3"

Sold

HMS Eagle

Size 1' 5" x 1' 2"

Sold

Rose Border

Size 1' 7" x 1' 4"

Sold

Fully Dressed

Size 1' 8" x 1' 5"

Sold

The Lost Whale

Size 1' 11" x 1' 7"

Sold

Penguin and Flying Fish

Size 1' 4" x 10"

Sold

Purple Dress

Size 1' 6" x 1' 4"

Sold

Arctic Sunset

Size 1' 4" x 1' 2"

Sold

Stripey Sea

Size 1'6" x 1' 5"

Sold

Apple Orchard

Size 1' 6" x 1' 1"

Sold

Gold Cannons

Size 1' 7" x 1' 4"

Sold

The Wreck

Size 2' 5" x 1' 10"

Sold

SS Brittanic

Size. 1' x 10"

Sold

Norwegian Whaler

Size. 1' 5 x 1' 2"

Sold