Monday, May 20, 2013

Create Beautiful Macrame Projects

Macramé is a craft original done by sailors to decorate all kind of objects, like knife handles, bottles or part of the ship. It is believed it all started with Arab weavers who knotted the excess thread along the edges of hand loomed fabrics.

The Spanish word macramé is derived from the Arabic migramah, believed to mean "striped towel", "ornamental fringe" or "embroidered veil." (See Wikipedia Macrame)

In the 1970s Macramé became very popular again, especially among the "hippies" who made all sort of necklaces, anklets, bracelets and other forms of jewelry.

If you want to start with making Macramé objects you probably will run into the problem that most handbooks and patterns are pretty out of date.

You could try them, and with a bit of luck you might be able to create something you like, but still if I were you, I would check out "One Stop Macramé Shop - Your Complete Macramé Guide"
by Melissa Cordstone

It is a complete up to date Macramé guide, with patterns, knot instructions, supplier info, etc. Everything you need to start making great looking Macramé projects.

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