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.
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 […]
… 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 […]
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 […]
… 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 […]
“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, […]