Friday, August 7, 2009

Question: Do People Macrame Any More? Answer: YES!

I recently posted a great spool of brown hemp cord for macrame jewelry making. One of my fellow beader/blogger friends, Dawno, asked "do people macrame any more?"

Rather than just make a quick answer, I wanted to share a few of my favorite macrame designers with you that will answer that question.

Cathie Milligan's "Mod Knots" is a great looking book with wonderful projects for all skill levels. The cover project is just fabulous!! What a great design!

Micro Macrame is another type of beadwork that involves using thin cording and lots of bead varieties. Annika deGroot's book, Micro Macrame, has an unbelievable array of projects that are fabulous! These designs are intricate and colorful.

The Knotshop is another great site featuring unique macrame jewelry items. This designer's etsy site includes a number of great macrame pieces.

Another unique macrame designer I have had the privilege of "meeting" is Macrame Maja. She is a Swedish macrame designer and her work is amazing!! I hope you will take a minute to check out her Etsy site.

I hope you have all found this helpful! The more I look at each of these unique designer's work, the more I want to try to create my own unique style using hemp cord and beads!

Thanks to all these wonderful designers!! Your work is GREAT!

11 comments:

Dawno said...

Yay! Thank you for a marvelous answer to my question and all the great reference books! I used to make little bracelets and necklaces with embroidery floss or very fine cord and seed beads - glad to see it's still a skill worth having!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Thanks for passing along the info...all the designers are impressive...the first two books and the last piece look like rather non traditional macrame...but then I never did macrame so I may be wrong???

Makes me think I should give it a try... :0)
Cheers

Sarah (OP Designs) said...

Cool! I do macrame but I'm not very good yet. It's nice to know there's still a market for it!

Falskblondin said...

Thank you for futuring me in your blog. Macrame is so much fun and,soon there will be some more new macrame bracelets and necklces in my etsy shop. :-)

KnotGypsy said...

Yes, micro macrame is alive and well! I, myself am addicted. The possibilities for creativity with it are tremendous.

Check out my blog for more examples of this fun art. (www.knotgypsydesigns.com)

I also wrote a review of Annika DeGroot's book - I loved it, it is a treasure trove of projects.

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by Knotgypsy!! What a great blog and inspiring macrame patterns in gorgeous bright colors!! :)

Designs by Blanche said...

I love Macrame and at last count I have 8 books on it, but will definately check this one out! I truly wish to set aside some time to dig deeper in this wonder art!
-Blanche

Cathi said...

Thanks Lisa!!! I appreciate the mention of my book!! I'll be writing about your blog in mine soon.

Thanks again!
Cathi

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Demure Designs Micro Macrame said...

My wife has been doing Micro Macrame for the past year or so and loves it. Although she likes more delicate designs. So she has started making her own patterns and I helped her get a site setup for them. You can find them here if you would like to check it out. Demure Designs They are all original designs with her special touch to them. I hope you like them.