Learn the art of macrame and create beautiful jewellery and accessories.
Using clear step by step photographs, I will take you through both basic and some more unusual macrame knots before turning them into contemporary pieces of jewellery. All projects are designed for both the complete beginner or those who have dabbled in macrame before, but are looking for a fresh take on traditional macrame knots.
What will I get?
-A downloadable PDF with 73 full colour pages including:
-Getting started guide to materials and tools.
-A comprehensive guide on how to tie basic macrame knots
-Three ways to create sliding knots
-Three simple sliding knot bracelet projects to get you started
-Nine simple macrame projects, each with a step by step tutorial and clear photographs. There are necklaces, earrings, hair accessories, bag charms, a brooch and hair ties! You also get a bonus project showing how each pattern can be transformed into something entirely different! (So it’s really 18 projects!)
-Four more complex projects to get your teeth stuck into, including how to macrame around a stone or crystal.
You will also learn lots of top tips along the way, from stopping cord from unravelling, how to finish macrame, attaching jewellery findings and getting that all important perfect fringe!
Why did I write this book?
I wanted to create something that I felt was missing from the current book offering out there. Nothing focused on smaller wearable pieces and everything was, whilst very beautiful, quite complex as well as monochrome and boho in style. I couldn’t find projects that were simple and quick to make, but colourful and bright in style. So I did something that had been something of a bucket list item, a “maybe one day dream”; I wrote the book I wanted to read. I hadn’t got a publisher, or a printer to produce a physical book, so I decided to create a self-published eBook. And somehow, with just me in my bathroom taking photos of colourful bits of cord and then hours sat at my laptop writing, I did just that.
Who is this book for?
Modern Macrame is for you- if you love making and creating, but don’t want to spend hours making one item, or get frustrated by overly complex patterns. If you love textiles and fibre crafts like crochet and knitting and want to try something a bit different. If you are a macrame beginner and are looking for simple patterns and projects that you can get started with. If you loved making friendship bracelets as a child and want a more grown up version! If you are looking for a mindful making activity.
Why learn with me?
I have a diploma in art and design, a degree in fine art and an adult education qualification. I have written over 100 craft tutorials on my blog over the last 8 years and have taught countless in person workshops. I love making things and I love teaching others to make things too.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email and we can have a chat!