‘Sky Fields Tiles’ Scarf 1/25
Unique chiffon silk, merino wool and cyanotype printed scarf.
Please see below for a full description.
This unique scarf is #1 (of 25) in the Edition for ‘Sky Fields Tiles’. This is a chiffon silk scarf, felted with merino wool, with a cyanotype (cameraless photograph) image overlaid. It is approximately 125 x 35 cm.
This Edition is inspired by the relationship of landscape and people around the Humber Estuary. A full explanation of the development of this Edition, and how we make 25 interpretations of the basic inspiration, can be found here.
The cyanotype detailing on this scarf is crisp and sharp-edged. The original nail-holes in the slate tiles used as templates add a contrasting circular motif. The reverse side maintains the visual play of white / blue shapes, allowing the scarf to have a fabulous ‘dual personality’.
The colour is a deep blue in the chiffon, with blue-grey where the merino is involved. The white ’tiles’ linking the ‘fields’ and standing sharp against the ‘sky’. Though the tiles could be clouds, the sky could be water, the fields floodlands… such is the fluidity of the landscape!
The chiffon silk is wonderfully textured due to the generous merino used in the felting stage, yet the scarf remains lightweight and translucent. This scarf could be worn long, or as a very cosy wrap!