Author: Marchen Art Studio
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
"Learn how to make over seventy macramâe knots and small repeat patterns, then use them to create a wide range of projects. Each knot is shown in a close-up photograph with clear step-by-step diagrams showing how they are tied. Starting with the basics, the knots progress on to more complicated and complex designs, but as all are clearly diagramed it is very easy to follow along. This invaluable guidebook opens with a discussion of the different types of threads or cords available, shows a range of clasps and other findings, plus covers the types of beads to use. It also includes lots of tips and useful information like how to set up your work board, and other helpful lessons like how to keep track of the cord ends for less confusion. The thirty-three projects range from simple jewelry pieces like the classic friendship bracelet and watch straps to more complex ones like a variety of bags and baskets. Translated from the Japanese, Macramâe pattern book is an outstanding resource for both new and more experienced "knotters.""--
"Discover a fresh, new take on the traditional craft of knotting and bring the boho vibe into your home with this collection of 24 stylish macramae projects. Learn all the basic macramae knots with the knot tutorial library so you can get started with your favourite projects, whether it's a simple hanging plant holder or a stunning statement arch for a wedding or special celebration."--back cover.
Finally, more macrame for loyal fans & new knotters! Just take a look around and you'll see macrame everywhere from college campuses to fashion magazines. Macrame Trends covers the gamut from home decor to fashion accessories.There are 2 different patterns for chokers & bracelets, 3 belts, a sling purse, a keychain and even some fun flip-flops. If you are into plants, then you'll enjoy 8 new hanger designs. Other projects include a hanging table, a wall pocket for flowers (or kitchen spoons), and a "terra cotta" bell chime. And finally, there are the Starlite-Jarlites... a knotting pattern that covers jars which are topped with votive candle holders.Macrame expert Judy Palmer takes you through all the "ins" & "outs" of the knots you need to know with easy-to-follow diagrams & instructions. She also provides clear explanations of knotting terms, information about selecting cords, and helpful hints to guide you along the way.Warning--Macrame can be addictive...you may find tying knots a great way to de-stress and get a true sense of accomplishment!
In recent months there has been an astonishing resurgence in the striking yet simple craft of macramé (first made popular in the 1970s). In Macramé, Fanny Zedenius offers a refreshing twist on the addictive craft. Beginning with the basics, she takes us through all the essentials: what you need to get started, a glossary covering 30 of the most popular knots, tips on how to create different patterns through various knot combinations, and advice on how to hang and display your makes. The book also takes readers through ombre-dyeing, fraying, and customizing with beads, and includes fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for 22 homeware projects such as impressive wall hangings, a beautiful table runner and napkins, whimsical dream catchers, and pretty plant hangers.
Now macramé is for making attention-grabbing jewelry, hot accessories, and other projects. Best of all, if you can tie your shoes, you can create any of these great-looking items. No expensive material to buy, no fancy equipment needed, and no experience required. The “Knots 101” course will show you how every stitch is done, so you can get started almost immediately.