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!
Although macramé became popular in the 70s as interior decoration with an incredible revival in recent years, knots have subtly made their way into fashion.By making wearable macramé, think of it as another way to bring the work from your studio out into the world. Who needs a business card? Make a statement necklace or sassy clutch, and we are sure your work will be noticed!
We are excited to share a newFeatured Artist Series of fiber artists from the past and present. For our first post, we're highlighting Sheila Hicks, as we are especially inspired by her striking use of color, inherited through her travels around the world.
Valentine's Day is one of those holidays you either love or could do without. For makers, it can be used as an opportunity to share your work with those you care for: lovers, friends, mothers, or sisters! At the Modern Macramé studio, we're focusing on matters of the heart, big wall hangings including all our new colors especially of the pink variety, and little shareables like keychains as tokens of gratitude.
With Thanksgiving here and Christmas around the corner there is no better time to macramé! Purchase supplies to make your own holiday table-scape: place mats, table runners, votive holders, decorative garland, lanterns, or whatever you can dream up! Its also a great time to stock up on rope for making holiday gifts or purchase one of our DIY kits, the perfect present for any age!
The day was sunny and then rainy, but we didn't mind. A perfectly intimate group gathered at the home of a friend and we walked across the street to the Assistens Cemetery in the neighborhood Norrebro.
I hung a macrame garland from a lilac bush, and taught these beautiful and lovely women how to macramé while the sun danced through the purple flowers.
We are so excited to finally be able to share our new macramé kits! You can choose from a wall hanging or a plant hanger kit and it includes everything you need to make your own macramé piece. These kits are the perfect gift-under-$50 and they are currently up for pre-order on our site. This round of kits is set to ship by November 21st with plenty of time left to be wrapped or made. Interested in seeing the finished product? We tested both kits out ourselves and you can view our projects in the photos below.
Can I say magical too many times? That word feels like the only true way to describe our macramé retreat YOUR MAGNETIC LIFE at The Joshua Tree House in October. The weekend was about stepping away from our normal grind to recharge and make some amazing macramé pieces.
From amazing food, to learning new forms of mediation, to connecting with the amazing women who joined us, some who traveled all the way across the USA, it was more than knots that everyone took home. With a backdrop of the incredible desert to ease our minds and