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  • I need a macrame expert!

    Hello, just wondering if anyone out there can recommend a good source of macrame patterns or even a decent book (i.e. not from the 1970s - LOL) for a modern style macrame hanging basket.... I've been in the garden alot this weekend and have developed the urge to make something pretty (preferably with beads of course !) - all recommendations gratefully rec'd !
    Mel


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    Oh no... no replies... does anyone out there do macrame ...? Back to google then...
    Mel

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      Is macrame the same as crocheting?

      My memories of macrame are of a hanging thing that my mum used to have spider plants in - very seventies! (does that date me now?!)
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      • #4
        No - thats exactly it !! I really fancied doing something similar with a modern twist (perhaps colour cords and, of course, funky beads!) - I was going to try and adapt a pattern or something but I'm beginning to think its a lost craft...
        Mel

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        • #5
          Try ebay auction number

          260127032517
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          • #6
            Originally posted by JBJB View Post
            Try ebay auction number

            260127032517
            That made me chuckle... did you see I could make a 'chubby the owl' ! But I get the point... I could try and adapt the patterns (and then bring out my own book - ha ha ) ! I may have to face it ... this craft is stuck in the 70's after all...
            Mel

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            • #7
              I've just typed in "Macrame" under the book section on Amazon and there are a few modern-looking books....
              Last edited by JBJB; 10-06-2007, 09:40 PM.
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              • #8
                Yeh.. I looked on there too.. not hugely inspired by the selection (lots of jewellery but really wanted a hanger). Oh well, I think I will have to have a play and see what happens ...well, thats if I can remember the basic knots of course... oh dear...
                Mel

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                • #9
                  Macrame Revival!

                  Hello, I too am looking to learn Macrame, but am having real difficulty unearthing courses, patterns etc. I have not come across a pattern for a plant pot hanger yet, but if I do I will let you know. I am looking for any courses in the South West (correspondence or in house) but not having much luck. Does anyone have any information?

                  Regards, Gill

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BeadsbyLili View Post
                    Hello, just wondering if anyone out there can recommend a good source of macrame patterns or even a decent book (i.e. not from the 1970s - LOL) for a modern style macrame hanging basket.... I've been in the garden alot this weekend and have developed the urge to make something pretty (preferably with beads of course !) - all recommendations gratefully rec'd !
                    I am looking at the moment for patterns for macrame so if I come across any plant pot holders I will let you know. I am looking for correspondence or in house courses to learn macrame, so any info gratefully received!

                    Regards, Gill

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Gill ! It seems like this is a very retro craft at the moment with not many people into it. I actually did have a go at making a plant hanger the other day without a pattern and its not too bad (may post a pic later) - just need to learn a few more knots and figure out where it could be improved...

                      Keep me updated with what you find and I will do likewise
                      Mel

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                      • #12
                        i think i have found what you are looking for

                        if you are still looking check out ebay item no12069498950

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                          thank you - will have a look...
                          Mel

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                            i have found a site with all the basic knots- i cant post links i dont think but if you search for katscraftfun then there is a site with good pics- always essential for knotting i find!

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                              Well, well, well .... look what I've just found
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