Hi Everyone! Welcome to my website, Macrame Guide.com. I hope that you will find the information here useful for your interests.
I love macrame! I would have to say that macrame jewelry is my favorite but I do enjoy creating plant hangers as well. I’ve even had a go at making a macrame top that turned out really good! I wear it over my swim suit almost every time I go to the pool:) I think that it’s great that even I can create “works of art” through macrame. I just pick a design and follow the instructions. Yes, it does take a bit of practice, but surprisingly I got the hang of it fairly quickly. I’ve found some information through ebooks and pictures on the net, but the best information I have found is from Melissa’s guide, The One Stop Macrame Shop.
Click here to watch Melissa’s video as she introduces you to her Macrame guide.
What makes it such a fun craft is that you can create so many different types of projects. You can make jewelry, plant hangers, clothes, shoes and slippers… The possibilities are endless! And it’s great for All ages!
Here’s a good video for you check out…
Did you know?…
Macrame is a method of textile-making utilizing knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its main knots include the square knot and forms of “hitching”…full hitch and double half hitches.
Sailors are notorious for crafting macrame. Especially in detailed or adorning knotting forms to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to various parts of their ships.
Cavandoli macrame is a type of macrame utilized to form geometric patterns and free-form patterns weaving. The Cavandoli style is done mainly in a single knot, the double half-hitch knot. Reverse half hitches tend to be used to retain balance when working left and right halves of a balanced piece.
Leather or fabric belts are another accessory often created via macrame techniques. Most friendship bracelets traded between school children and teens are crafted using this method.
Macrame is often sold at fairs, markets, malls and many other popular gathering places. Maybe you can earn a little cash for your projects!