Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Crocheted Kelp Basket

I was crocheting wire for the suspended vessels so I had to try my hand at crocheting kelp. Here's the result. Kelp is such a fascinating material  to work with. It's very malleable, a lot like clay in the way it can be noodged into position and there are always exciting surprises with colour and extent of shrinkage after the final drying.
I'll be weaving today!


  1. I wondered Gerra does it smell fishy?

  2. hi Louise, there is a beachy smell at first but it fades away with time. I started to use an oil to condition and bring out the colour of the kelp which is like wood when dried and this complely removes the scent.


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