Macrame is one of the many crafts being revived by those who love working with their hands and it’s been seen as a bump in popularity being transformed from a 1970’s relic into a hot, trendy art form.
Macrame is the art of tying knots to create beautifully patterned textiles. It is a crafting technique that uses knots to create innovative crafts. It involves the use of materials like jute, twine, yarn, hemp, leather, mounting rings and wooden beads.
The beautiful artistic creations come in many forms and are made from different materials depending on the weaver’s preference. Macrame can be used to spice up interiors, from wall hangings and plant hangers to jewellery, purses and even clothing items. Embellishments like glass or wooden beads, as well as dyed threads can also open up a range of creative possibilities.
Now that macrame art is back with making waves again, creative crafters come up with contemporary patterns that have revitalised the historic knitting techniques.