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  • Tender Co. Knotted Woad Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers Camera Wrist Strap
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Bowl
  • TAN OAK BARK TANNED LEATHER NOTEPAD HOLDER
  • Tender Co Black Stained Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Oak Bark-Tanned Leather Watch Strap
  • Tender Co. Black Oak Bark Tanned Leather Notepad Holder
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Clear Glazed Red Clay Tea Pot
  • Tender Co. Pure Beeswax Candle, Alight
  • Tender Co. Black Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Whole Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Rusted Brass Keyring
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Red Clay Milk Jug
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Wire Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Cobalt Glazed Red Clay Tea Pot
  • Tender Co. S Bend Key Hook
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Hand Thrown Tea Beaker
  • Natasha Kroll at The University of Bright Design Archives for Tender Co. Bandana
  • Tender Co. Sweet Chestnut and Oak Bark Leather Tray
  • Tender Co. Ash Clothes Pegs
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Canvas and Beaverteen Fox
  • Tender Co. Beeswax Leather Polish
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Cobalt Glazed Red Clay Coffee Pot
  • Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl
  • Tender Co. Black Stained NATO Watch Strap
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Elephant Boot
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Cobalt Glazed Hand Thrown Cup
  • Tender Co. Mock Turtle Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Dyed Left-Hand-Twill Cap
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Polished Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Snails Hand Thrown Cup
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Small Cider Jug
  • Tender Co. Hands-On White Explorer Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Woad Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Whale
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Woad Mattress Ticking Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Mattress Ticking Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Natural Lambswool Panda
  • Tender Co. Black Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Keeper Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Bottle
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Tumbler
  • Tender Co. Cuckoo Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. Slimmer Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • HAND MADE COTTON ACETATE ROUND TOP SUNGLASSES
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side White Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Camera Strap
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. Grey Woad Dyed Whale
  • Tender Co. Hand-Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Tankard
  • Tender Co. Hands-On Cream Calendar Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Sgraffito Coffee Mug
  • Tender Co. Tan Wattle Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Head Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Pure Mutton Tallow Boot Grease
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Brass Loops Cotton Webbing Belt
  • Tender Co. Light Natural Cow Horn Comb
  • Tender Co. Navy Suspenders
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Snails Hand Thrown Red Clay Tea Pot
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Silver Embossed Wallet
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Dab Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Small Red Clay Dish
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Sheep Beaker
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Suede Wallet
  • Tender Co. Ecru Left Hand Twill Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Guard's Whistle
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Fork Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers elasticated belt
  • Tender Co. Ecru Unborn Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Natasha Kroll at the University of Brighton Design Archives for Tender Co. Printed Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Cobalt Glazed Hand Thrown Mug
  • Tender Co. Hands-On Black Everest Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Keeper Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Black & Brown Grain Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse

WOAD DYED WHALE

£120.00 (inc VAT) £100.00 (exc VAT)

Tender's blue whale is hand cut and completely hand sewn in England, from heavyweight English-woven carded cotton, dyed blue with woad indigo grown in the South of France.

The whale is traditionally stuffed with natural wood 'wool', giving him a sturdy, firm feel and a nice robust weight, and a Tender red blanket label is sewn onto his tummy. The cloth is similar to a moleskin, and is raised from a canvas on carding rollers. Before being cut and sewn, the fabric is hand-dyed with woad, prized for centuries for it's blue dye, and for a long time protected for the use of Emperors by sumptuary law.

Stuffed-animal-making started as an offshoot of the upholstery trade, and this whale is made in the same way, by drawing seams together over a tight stuffing in a ladder stitch.

Rather than being overly anthropomorphised, this whale is modelled after a real animal. He has been hand made and does not meet child's toy safety standards- intended for grown-ups only. The whale measures approximately 20" (50cm) from nose to tail.

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