Macramé is the art of knotting string in patterns to make decorative articles. Popular in the 70’s we are currently enjoying a huge resurgence in the trend and it is more beautiful than ever.
Macramé for Beginners and Beyond is from Amy Mullins and Marnia Ryan-Raison of EdenEve Macrame, an Australian duo leading the way in the Macrame trend. Macramé for Beginners and Beyond features 24 simple macramé projects for the home and garden. There are two variations of 12 different projects – one suitable for beginners and another for more intermediate/advanced crafters, so readers can choose which version they want to tackle.
The book is divided into chapters according to lifestyle: Eating and Drinking includes a hanging table and table runner; Outside Living includes bunting flags and an arch/backdrop; Stylish Lounging includes a rug, a lampshade and a wall hanging. Readers will also love the macramé knot library which lists the 10 key knots necessary for the projects.
Let’s take a look at some of the projects in the book, shall we?
Ahh isn’t it lovely! From top left, going clockwise: The celebration arch is just incredible isn’t it? It would be perfect for a wedding, christening or bedroom decor. Turn an everyday deck chair into a showstopper with this macrame pattern. Play with coloured cord to create brighter chairs too. This pretty bunting design features a double heart shaped motif and if perfect for both indoor and outdoor decor. The Table mat has a simple elegance and adds a folky country style to your home. The circle wall hanging could also be used as a stylish rug, as shown in the bottom right. Just a few basic knots are used to make this eye popping piece. The Hanging light is simple yet effective. It’s an easy DIY undertaking that allows you to create something special for your home. The two wall hangings here show the beginner and advanced projects side by side. They are both beautiful and the advanced project shows how effective using coloured cord can be.
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