Macramé is the craft of Knotting. Like knitting and weaving, knotting is another form of producing textiles.
Macramé was very popular in the seventies and it reminds us of fringed waistcoats, owl wall-hangings and rope hammocks. Nowadays macramé has made a comeback. The rustic/bohemian feel that macramé gives to the styling of a home is the reason that many people love it.
It’s a craft that only requires a pair of scissors, and inexpensive materials which can make wall hangings, plant hangers, bags, belts, key rings, rugs – anything you can imagine.
For me, it is definitely, therapeutic and making my own designs is also refreshing. I had the experience of teaching a Macramé workshop recently and it was amazing. I am looking forward to organising a few more in the near future. I will keep you posted!
Below is a simple macramé wall hanging tutorial. You can make it as is or add to it for a bigger design. It is made up of one kind of knot (the most common one) which is called the “square knot”.