I first learned how to macrame in the 1980’s, making plant hangers. When the kids were small, I briefly picked it up again by tying cords to the kids’ backyard wooden playset and weaving while they played outside.
The styles for macrame have changed, and so has the quality of cord itself. This has led to total abandon for macrame artists to experiment with colors, various fibers, mixing weaving with macrame, and adding feathers, jewelry, flowers and driftwood to create macrame art.
I make table runners, placemats, flower bouquet holders, curtain tie-backs, wall hangings, curtains, dream catchers, plant hangers and produce hangers. The Studio has a wall with my macrame wall hangings on display and there are plant hangers hanging from the beams. The largest table runner was 85″ long.
All of the rope, with few exceptions, is purchased from Niroma Studio and high quality, 100% cotton. I like to work with colors and experiment with mixing regular yarn with macrame rope.