I got in on the ground floor of that craft, so to speak. I found an old DMC needlecraft book from the early 1900s and was off to the races. I didn't even know how to pronounce the word. Had to look it up, but it was intriguing enough to get me hooked just from the old engravings in the book. I had to try it.
My first pieces were with rug yarn. By the 70s, when it was really took off, I was skilled enough to teach classes in local craft stores.I made just about anything you could think of out of the knots. That included purses and vests.
I pulled out some old books today and started digging through them. Tessie was looking over my shoulder and reallllly liked the macrame hammock....
I talked her into a wall hanging to start. We will work up from there.....Hopefully she will get distracted after the wall hanging. Hopefully......
I went out in the back yard and grabbed a few twigs. The one that I settled on was from one of the rosemary bushes. Interesting shape.
Here is the beginning. I started it with the infamous lark's head knots. I put on 14 strands for 28 working weavers.
This is what it looked like after about an hour.....Yup. Another craft that takes just as long in mini as it does in real life. I wanted you to see a couple of the tricks that I use for mini macrame.
I have the twig pinned down to a piece of ceiling tile so that it won't shift. I put three loops of painter's tape, sticky side out to hold the non working threads out of the way. This is a real time saver.
I just noticed that this is starting to look like the awful owl macrame pieces that were popular in the early 70s....NO!!!! Not the ugly owl!!!! i am going to have to do something about that.
I am not sure why I insisted on working on things that are messing up my eyesight this week. First the chair. Then the rug. Now macrame. I think that I need to go do something big for a while.
Maybe I will do some sock knitting. I don't have to watch what I am doing with that.
Tessie has been in the pod chair for 24 hours straight. She refuses to leave and has Zar waiting on her hand and foot....She keeps promising him a turn, sitting in it if he does whatever she asks.....I have a feeling that he is about to dump a drink over her head. I do hope that she has the sense to move out of the new chair before this happens.
Anyway, I am going to go watch the fun and knit socks for the rest of the day.
See you tomorrow.
P. S. I forgot to add a great site to teach yourself macrame and get free patterns....Go here! http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/ Not only do they have patterns for "ugly" owls, they even have Siamese cats and bunnies!.....NO!!! I am not making those for Tessie!