– 2018/181 – more macrame

You know the saying…  When it rains, it pours? Yeah.. that… for months I wondered aimlessly trying to get things started and not really knowing what to do and then when I decided to go back to college (albeit part time) bang!!  I get asked for commission quilts and macrame hangers and friends want to […]

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– 2018/99 – macrame plant hanger no 2

It’s half term around here and yesterday was one of those days that found us, unusually, all at home at the same time, all busy in our own way but together under one roof and it felt really nice.  As the boys grew and we’re beginning to think about university or gap years and when […]

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-2018/95 – macrame lampshade (part 2)

The lampshade is finally done and I couldn’t be happier. Here it is in its place in the conservatory:   and look how warm it looks when it’s lit! It glows. good night.  Sweet dreams. SaveSave

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– 2018/90 – macrame lampshade (part 1)

My love of macrame doesn’t seem to fade… as a matter of fact it’s possibly getting deeper… There are already four wallhangings of various sizes and colours hidden around the house and before things get out of hands on this front I thought better than starting another one. Bring on the ‘lampshade’.  We’ve had to re-do […]

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– 2018/77 – macrame hanging planter

… my obsession with macrame continues… I’ve ordered lots of coloured rope but in the meantime I need to make do with what I have… it’s quite incredible how much rope/cord it takes to do anything… metres and metres of the stuff. Sunday afternoon, after a stupidly early morning hockey tournament and a consequently unavoidable […]

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– 2018/57 – macrame wallhanging 2

I’m still knotting.  There’s something meditative in the repetition of the movements, in the soft feel of the rope through the fingers that is quite addictive, in seeing the pattern develop slowly in front of you. I’ve bought a cheap adjustable clothes rail and some very scary butchers’ hooks and the whole set up is […]

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– 2018/44 – wallhanging

… and just like that, one knot at a time, it’s finished. Well done me. I love it.  I need more knotting in my life. But first the knitty gritty (I sooooo wanted to say the knotty grotty….)… the pattern and instructions are from this book: Absolutely brilliant.  Easy diagrams and clear photos… I had […]

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– 2018/41 – macrame

“the art of knotting string in patterns” I’ve been admiring all the gorgeous macrame wallhanging for a while now trying to decide if they are cool or too bohemian or too vintage looking..  and I decided on cool.   When Mr M and I had some time in Palm Springs, a year or so ago, […]

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