Chandelier scarf - Clare Maxwell-Hudson

Inspiration details:

V & A Rotunda Chandelier

Ice Blue and Spring Green Chandelier

Britain

1999 and 2001

Dale Chihuly

blown glass sculpture

V&A collection reference number(s):
NA..

Artist Statement

Clare Maxwell-Hudson

I love entering the V&A to be greeted each time by the splendour of the Chihuly chandelier.
Its vibrant colours and luminosity inspired me to make this felt scarf, using wet felting technique and nuno felting. Nuno felting involves using fine silk fabric and thin layers of wool fibres. I have used Merino and Wensleydale wool (which I carded), and silk fibres to capture the chandelier’s sense of movement. I have utilised Wensleydale wool and felt covered pipe cleaners to get the curly effect and excitement of the piece. The silk’s sheen reflects that of the glass.

It’s the versatility of felt which I find so fascinating – felt can be thick, waterproof and used for a tent; or it can be ethereal, light as a feather and used for fine clothes.

This piece can be used as a scarf, a shawl or as headwear.

Chandelier scarf - Clare Maxwell-Hudson

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Inspiration details:

V & A Rotunda Chandelier

Ice Blue and Spring Green Chandelier

Britain

1999 and 2001

Dale Chihuly

blown glass sculpture

V&A collection reference number(s):
NA..

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