Paffron & Scott

Antiques, Art, Textile Work &
Other Interesting Stuff

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'

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Yellow Eagle

Size. 1' 10" x 1' 3"

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The Queens Navy

Size. 1' 9" x 1' 7"

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Red Coat, Blue Coat

Size. 1' 5" x 1' 3"

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May You Be True

Size. 1' 5" x 1' 1"

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Light Ship

Size' 2' x 1' 8"

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Four Swallows

Size. 1' 10 x 1' 3"

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The Sailors Grave

Size. 11" x 2'

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England Land Of Liberty

Size. 1' 5" x 1' 1"

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HMS Northumberland

Size. 2' 2" x 1' 9"

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Colin's Anchor

Size 1' 2" x 1' 1"

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Present For You

Size 1' 10" x 1' 3"

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Victoria and Albert

Size 1' 10" x 1' 3"

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Britains Pride

Size 1' 10" x 1' 6"

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Eagle and Flags

Size 1' x 1' 10"

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HMS Forte

Size 2' 2" x 1' 10"

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Red Ensign

Size 1’ 4” x 1’

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Roses and Anchors

Size 2' 5" x 1' 9"

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Lowestoft Drifter

Size 1' 3" x 1'

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Couple On A Cliff

Size. 1' 6" x 1' 2"

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Safe Harbour

Size. 1' 10" x 1' 3"

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Remember Trafalgar

Size. 1' 3" x 1'

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Grey Sails

Size. 1' 5" x 11"

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Sailing at Dawn

Size.1' 9" x 1' 5"

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The Rainbow

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Farewell My Lovely

Size 1' 4" x 1'

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England Expects

Size 1' 7" x 1' 4"

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Britania Flags

Size 1' 3" x 1' 1"

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The Tall Ship

Size 1' 3" x 1'

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Purple Roses

Size 1' 4" x 1'

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Red Coats

Size 2' 4" x 1' 3"

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Girl in a check skirt

Size 1' 7" x 1' 3"

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The Red House

Size 1' 10" x 1'

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Polar Bear

Size 1' 8" x 1' 6"

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The Harbour

Size 2' 4" x 1' 3"

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HMS Eagle

Size 1' 5" x 1' 2"

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Rose Border

Size 1' 7" x 1' 4"

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Fully Dressed

Size 1' 8" x 1' 5"

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The Lost Whale

Size 1' 11" x 1' 7"

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Penguin and Flying Fish

Size 1' 4" x 10"

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Purple Dress

Size 1' 6" x 1' 4"

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Arctic Sunset

Size 1' 4" x 1' 2"

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Stripey Sea

Size 1'6" x 1' 5"

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Apple Orchard

Size 1' 6" x 1' 1"

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Gold Cannons

Size 1' 7" x 1' 4"

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The Wreck

Size 2' 5" x 1' 10"

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SS Brittanic

Size. 1' x 10"

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Norwegian Whaler

Size. 1' 5 x 1' 2"

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