Project 29: Learning macrameAugust 3, 2011
Macrame at its heart is just a series of knots, but once you learn enough of those knots you can make really elaborate pieces. Those friendship bracelets we all used to make (and that are once again in fashion) were a type of macrame. This means that if you take the time to learn a few different knots you could be the envy of all of your teenage friends.
I think it was the old friendship bracelet craze that introduced me to macrame. I was tired of plain knots and was on the lookout for something different when I discovered the twisty spiral stitch knot. It was probably in an old 70’s craft book of my mother’s. Now we have the internet and the whole world of macrame is open before us.
My favorite site for learning is Free-Macrame-Patterns.com. It came through for me when I needed a plastic egg hanger for my music wall. I like the huge variety of knots it has available and the (mostly) clear diagrams.
Check back tomorrow for my watch progress. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can make neat stuff with macrame!