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For a long time I have been watching basket makers online, mostly on Instagram and thinking maybe I should give it a try.

I decided to start small and simple and take it slow.
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about this point I resorted to what I know best, crochet and started working the bowl that way.

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Here it is finished!

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I love this, I love the process and the simplicity of the end result. Even though ideas of colour and texture and additions are swirling around in  my head I have to stay calm and take things slow.

Submerged at Off the Kerb

October last year I was lucky enough to have a solo show at one of my favourite Melbourne galleries, the amazing Off the Kerb

It was called Submerged and included my jellyfish forms with some crochet coral floor pieces into an encompassing space that viewers seemed to love engaging with.

I got some amazing feedback from this show and people saying they found peace in my work, seeing children playing in it is always fantastic.

Images by Suzanne Balding

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These are the floor pieces, each was fitted with LEDs to low softly in the evening light of the space.Suzanne Balding_6400

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Suzanne Balding_6312-2And yes I do always look this suspicious when surrounded by my work.