Shipping Forecast map hankie
A screenprinted cotton handkerchief featuring a vintage map of the UK shipping forecast areas around the coast of the British Isles and Northern European coastline.
The Shipping Forecast is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
The chart I've used to inspire this hankie dates from the mid 20th Century, and shows the following shipping regions:- Viking, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Biscay, Finisterre, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes, Iceland
Hand printed in the Mr.PS studio in Salford.
Available printed in sea green, and sky blue.
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Machine wash at 40C
Comes folded and wrapped in an embossed paper band, individually packed in a biofilm bag. (This cellophane alternative is made from vegetable starch and is fully biodegradable and compostable.)
I can also gift wrap and send your present directly to the recipient with a hand-written gift card, if desired. Please select gift-wrapped option and let me know any additional details when you place your order.
A great gift for a sailor or fan of Radio 4!