What is Macrame?
“Knotting” or “macramé” is one of many crafts being revived by those who love working with their hands.
A versatile form of fibre art, macramé can be used to make everything from wall hangings and plant hangers to jewellery….
Using simple materials like cotton twine, jute, hemp, or yarn, macramé can be as simple or complex as the crafter would like.
While most think of macramé as a craze of the 1970s, the craft reached peak popularity in Victorian England. First introduced to England in the late 17th century, Queen Mary herself taught classes to her ladies-in-waiting.
After fading in popularity, macramé saw a resurgence in the 1970s. It came to symbolise the Bohemian style and was used to make wall hangings, plant hangers, accessories, and clothing. The craft eventually waned in popularity, but trends tend to be quite cyclical. Now, macramé is back, making waves again as creative crafters come up with contemporary patterns that have revitalised the historic knotting techniques.
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