Dating back to 500 BCE, the craft known as Macramé was used by the Persians and Syrians for making their own cloths. Macramé arrived in Spain in the 13th century and was introduced in England by the late 17th century. It became fashionable in Britain and America during the 19th century. The versatility of this fiber craft includes plant hangers, wall hangings, hammocks, bell fringes, and belts. Today, macramé is seen in the form of jewelry such as necklaces, anklets, and bracelets. In this one day workshop, students will be introduced to the art of macramé including materials, basic knots, design, and color. A variety of cords will be available to experiment with in making vertical samples with a small sampler/wall hanging created using the knots alone or in combination with one another.
Knotting 101: Macrame