Making a book can be an EPIC undertaking. We spent 4 years on one. But this book was different. I wanted to make something to document the process, the behind the scenes, the funny moments, the meals, and also to honor the people who opened their inspiring interiors to us for the Modern Macramé book.
We have been working hard to get new patterns to you before the holiday season so you can make gifts for others (and yourself), and we are excited to launch the pattern for our favorite wall hanging, Fringe Dreams.
During each Modern Macramé workshop, students receive a gift bag of some special surprises, as well as all materials needed to complete a finished project during the class. Materials vary depending on the project; for example, while wall hanging projects include a dowel, chandelier classes include brass hoops and a light cord. We usually include bundles of our 5mm rope in natural; however, this can vary depending on the project and event.
Our Book features 33 Projects for your Handmade home, and in this weekly series, we are featuring each project from the book in order. You will learn a bit about the behind the scenes as well as the best materials to use to make your macrame projects.
This weeks project is the SINGLE PLANT HANGER. It is the gateway drug to macramé and the first project I learned how to make.
The beginning of the Modern Macramé book tour felt like SO long ago. But back in May, we got in the van and drove south from Portland. From Sacramento we drove late one night (after a workshop!) and arrived after midnight at the Inverness A Frame. Not only was the place absolutely stunning in every way possible down to every single detail, but the owner was an incredible human as well. We are scheming to plan an advanced macramé retreat there later next year! So stay tuned.
On the road and afterwards, many people asked the question: “What is your favorite place you visited?” Each time we were asked, we fumbled for an answer. With 3 months, 40 stops and all the roads in between, how could we possibly pick a favorite?
The truth is, there are so many unique places in this country and each place we visited is special in some way.
Have you completed any projects from the Modern Macramé book? One of our favorite things is getting to see our macramé designs created by folks from all over the world! We love connecting with the craft, inspiration and journey of others. Here are a few of our recent favorites from our #ModernMacrameBook on Instagram.
Macramé is a fun and stylish way to put the finishing touches on your dream wedding décor. Our book, Modern Macramé, features over 30 DIY Projects, and we want to share a few of our favorites for making your big day even more beautiful.
Sure, hand-knotted tapestries, plant hangers & accessories filled every nook and cranny in the 70's and are making a major comeback now, but this craft has been passed down over hundreds of years from all around the world. Let's explore the ancient roots of Macramé!
I never thought I would have my face on the cover of a magazine.
Ok, I might have dreamt it, but the REALITY of it never really crossed my mind.
When the Modern Macramébook was scheduled to launch, Zinzi, the editor of famed craft mag Knit Wit approached me for a feature. We met at Civil Coffee in Highland Park, LA, and chatted like we were old friends.
Natalie is the woman behind Natalie Ranae. She lives just outside of Toronto, Canada in Oshawa. She's married to the love of her life and best friend and they live in a small, almost 100 year old house with our 3 orange and white cats.
Fanny Zedenius is a fiber artist in Stockholm, Sweden. She makes and teaches macramé in addition to selling rope and other macramé supplies for a living. Fanny started making macramé back in 2014 and soon after started her small business Createaholic. In the past 10 months she has transitioned her business into her full time work.
Her book, Macramé – the craft of creative knotting for your home was launched in June, 2017 and since then it's landed in the hands of creatives all over the world, including ours! We were inspired by Fanny's story so we wanted to dig a little deeper and share it with you all!