Oxo the fisherman was a well-known local character in Hastings. He could be seen in Hastings Old Town, on special days and holidays with his ‘Wonders of the Deep’ old costermonger’s barrow. He used this to educate people about fish. Famed for putting lip-stick on Dover sole and placing a cigarette in its mouth; a dogfish on a dog lead and other antics in aid of teaching people about fish.
As the panel was going to be hung on the side of an old fashioned bathing hut I wanted it to be robust. I knitted it on a Passap E6000 domestic knitting machine using the double jacquard technique. The panel was created in two pieces that were hand sewn together.