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!
We will be all over the USA this Summer, but we know some people just won't be able to make it. So in order to celebrate with those of you who can't make it this time around we're sharing a free Luggage tag pattern. Perfect for all of you upcoming Summer travel!
Discovering macramé and being inspired to learn is such an amazing feeling, but it can also be overwhelming when you actually sit down and try to figure out how to start. Today we’re sharing our top 5 tips for macramé beginners.
When beginning a new project, it's important to consider the fiber you will use! Are you creating for an outdoor piece? Are you making a wall hanging to go above a bed, a sofa, or a garden? Is your design choice made in response to a color or texture you want to showcase?
We offer couple different kinds of cottons and other fibers on our site that can leave a new-comer a bit confused as to what they should start with. Read below for a full breakdown!
A special custom piece, three months in the making. Emily Katz had her hands tied as she worked on this (with the help of many friends including her mom) 10X10 whimsical dream space tent. And guess what? It’s made out of 100% recycled materials.
So you’ve seen a few posts that we’re having a summer book tour this year/ hosting workshops all across the United States and you were thinking about coming but not sure what to expect, so we wanted to share a little outline of how a workshop usually goes.
Lenore Tawney was an artist by many sensibilities of the word. Her work explored all media: drawings, collage, sculpture, and her ground breaking explorations in fiber art assisted the development as we know and love it today. Read more on the third installation of our Featured Artist series.
As you may know by now, Modern Macramé is a bustling one-stop online shop for all your fiber art needs. The company operates out of the artist studio of our founder, Emily Katz, in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the studio in this blog post!
Interested in learning macramé this year but don't know where to begin? Like you literally don't know where in the world to begin? We've got your map covered! Whether we're guiding you through our online video courses, the patterns within the book, or a workshop in person, we'll show you what you'll need to follow each pattern.
We admire Natalie Miller's work for its use of patterning with at least a few colors within strong wall hangings that stylistically honor the past, and her fearless multi-dimensional installations. Read more on this second post of our NEW Featured Artist Series!