Thursday, 20 January 2011

Micro Macrame

If you know me, you know that I'm not one to follow the pack. I've always gotta do things a bit differently.

So when I was humming and hawing over whether to learn crochet or knitting - I naturally changed my mind and scrapped both ideas.

Why not learn something a little more off the beaten path? A bit of a lost art perhaps?

Macrame! My mom could do it. Why not me?

Actually I have come to learn that micro-macrame is the new trend within this art. It looks awesome! And of course there are plenty of Etsy sellers who create beautiful jewelry using this technique of mostly knotting and beading.

I created a treasury featuring some of my favourites. Check it out with this link.

Who wants to learn with me? I'll be working on this during my recovery time after my heart surgery (still no definite date for that). Once I start feeling well enough to tackle a small project I will keep all of you up to date. If anyone wants to learn with me (in person or online) I'd certainly welcome the encouragement. We can have macrame evenings in town, or share encouraging criticisms and cheers through email/Flickr/Facebook/Twitter etc.

I'll be ordering a few books that hopefully will help me learn. I will share the titles with you once I check them over. And then I'll let you know what projects I'll be working on. I'd love for you to follow along and attempt some of these with me! :D

And if any of you have some old Macrame books laying around (circa 1972 or so) and you're willing to let me borrow - I'd bake you some cookies or something.

Who's with me? Macrame - eh? eh? Awesome.

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