For my third design I decided to return to using plastic bags, as I had enjoyed using this medium in Design 1 and liked the light effect created from a single white colour palette.
As it’s nearly Christmas, I thought about how I might be able to create a festive inspired design. By using white plastic bags, these naturally lent themselves to a Winter Wonderland theme. I decide to create a series of ‘snowflake’ pom-poms clustered around a spiral frame, to create the impression of a stalactite.
Unfortunately, as the plastic bags were not a single thread (like wool), it was not possible to use a traditional circular wrapping technique to produce the pom-poms, I therefore, experimented with cutting slots into the bags and wrapping them in different ways. The most successful way I found to achieve a full pom-pom ball is detailed below.
Once the pom-pom balls were created these were attached to the frame, created from a corrugated plastic bulb holder, cable ties and wire.
I was really pleased with the effect created by the pom-poms, which produced a very tactile , soft and almost fur-like texture.