Monday, 22 August 2011

Macrame Monday: Cording


I have a random thought about macrame to share:

Don't you think that Bear Grylls would be terrific at macrame? That man can tie a knot to save his life! He should learn how to macrame some vines together to make a hammock to keep up off the jungle floor. Or macrame a bunch of parachute rope together to build a ladder. Or macrame some sort of swing in order to get from one cliff to another... or.... well ... you get the idea.

Now onto Macrame Monday!

Today I'll show you the progress on my spool knitting.



Yup, almost the entire skein of yarn is finished :D

You may be wondering what on earth I am going to do with all this knitted "rope."

Well, you might know (or I'll tell you) that finding quality macrame cording is a pain in the butt in 2011. Macrame is a lost art, so they don't really sell supplies at your local craft shop. You can order online, but in Canada the shipping cost alone are not worth the effort. You can buy rope or cords form the hardware store, but there is a sad lack in pretty colours as you would expect.

So, I thought to myself, "what am I going to do for cording?"

Make it of course!

And that is why I have a ton of spool knitted rope. It'll be beautiful and thick and strong to macrame with and give my finished projects an interesting and kinda sexy texture. eh?

When you're busy trying to start a Macrame Revolution, sometimes you gotta improvise and update your materials. I think it'll be a great new twist on an old art.

What do you think?

I'll let you know how it turns out next week. :)

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