On browsing Pinterest recently, I came across this picture of some macramé.
|From Smitten by a Knot|
It's been ages since I last did some macramé. In about 1971 or 1972, we had a student teacher who during our craft lesson taught us macramé. I thought it was wonderful, much better than the boring sewing we had been used to doing.
I borrowed books from the library and practised all the knots. I still have two of these samples from that time.
The problem with macramé is that there isn't a lot you can do with it - a hanging plant pot holder or a wall hanging. So I haven't pursued this craft for over thirty years.
But now, I'm feeling all inspired again. Having seen the picture above, I searched for more macramé pictures and here are some of the ones I found, including some very interesting and imaginative wall hangings.
A beautiful necklace.
Quite a number of owls.
I even found mini plant pot holders - how wonderful are these.
I'm feeling very inspired now and I think I can remember most of the knots. I fancy giving an owl a try, I'll let you know how I get on.