I am always on the lookout for interesting material that is no longer needed. I’ve wanted to do something with fondue forks for a long time. Ever since I started noticing bulging mounds of them for sale at our local SPCA charity store.
I experimented with all sort of options – Binding them into triangle shapes, making some tensegrity models, etc. In the end I decided to hang them straight down. I wanted to blur their fork-iness, so I bound each one in neutral cotton threads, and then mounted the sharp ends between wooden beads. I mounted them all onto 2 embroidery hoops. I love the rhythm of the similar long wooden handled forks, but the difference of each handle – in design or in wear-and-tear.
Everything in this light fitting was found or sourced second hand. I love how the wooden handles are reminiscent of lace bobbins. I wanted the cotton thread to add to this feel. I used German Silver gilding paste to decorate some of the wood.