Welcome to my macrame site!
Welcome to my site about macrame. Macrame is a tying technique and a hobby that everyone can love, whether you are young or old, whether you just want to make a simple bracelet or a more advanced basket. This is the ideal place to learn your first macrame knots. Enjoy!
The technique is originally from middle east. The technique was then used for making advanced and beautiful fringes on table cloths and garment. It has now spread out all over the world by sailors, who still today is being regarded as kings of the knots.
Macrame is often recognized by the thick and stiff fishing net. Of course, you can use any type of yarn, threads or line. A knot being associated with the technique is the macrame knot.
Until today, the technique has developed amazingly, and by using different types of knots and threads, you can practically tie anything. How about a macrame bottle? Basket? Book marks, vests, ties, lamp shades, jewelry... There is no limit, just use your imagination!
A popular use of macrame is in the friendship bracelets. These are made of knots called double half-hitches. These can be tied and reversed so the colours get combined in cool patterns. If you are more interested in these, please visit my other site, Friendship Bracelets.
An other use is tying on bottles. Then you typically use the fishing net or maybe a thin type of rope. The idea is simple, start at the top, in a ring, work your way down, and let the macrame get shaped by the bottle. This gives a very special effect, especially with the glass behind. When i see a bottle with macrame, my thoughts wander away to the sea, sailors and ships.
Macrame is a hobby for everyone. You dont have to tie a hammock just to say you know macrame. The youngest are often amused by friendship bracelets. Others might do keyrings with coarse knots. Fashinists make belts, earrings and other jewellery. Artists make advanced wall decorations that really look like everything from air balloons to bumble bees or owls. Everyone has their own favourite part of the technique, it is just to find ones own and get started!
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