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Australian fibre artists Amy Mullins and Marnia Ryan-Raison (@edeneve.macrame over 30k followers,) are reinventing the art of Macrame, by infusing old techniques with modern designs. After joining forces in 2015 they quickly gained recognition as leading players in the Modern Macrame Movement. Amy and Marnia teach regular workshops, and also have a successful business selling unique macrame artworks and macrame supplies.

Macrame for Beginners and Beyond by Amy Mullins and Marnia Ryan-Raison

Make home décor, jewelry, and more with projects that put a twenty-first–century spin on this age-old craft. Includes photos and diagrams.

Discover a fresh new take on the traditional art of macramé, a craft that was incredibly popular in the seventies and is currently enjoying a renaissance. Macramé projects are the best way to bring the current trend for luxe, boho interiors into your home.

This book includes on-trend macramé projects for inside and outside the home. Choose from an assortment of projects—with "easy" and "more advanced" versions so you can develop your skills as you go.

Learn all the basic macramé knots with the knot tutorial library so you can get started on your favorite projects straight away, whether it's the ubiquitous hanging plant holder or a stunning statement arch for the garden or a doorway.

 
 

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INTRODUCTION

Macramé for Beginners and Beyond fuses the ancient art of creative knot tying with exciting new design interpretations to bring macramé into the world of modern living. Whether you are looking for an artistic feature to enliven a room, or decorative yet functional pieces to transform your entire home, we've put together a diverse selection of enticing projects to meet all your creative ambitions.

Whether you are wanting to learn a new craft or simply to advance your skills, we've something for everyone. There are twenty-four projects to choose from and we have presented them as twelve project pairings, with the first an ideal platform to begin your knotting journey and the second the perfect opportunity to expand on your current skills as a macramé artist.

In devising our designs we have aimed to introduce you to a wide variety of decorative possibilities, using an assortment of rope thicknesses, rich colourways and interesting textural techniques. There is a detailed guide to tying knots, and we strongly advise you to practise the knots you need before beginning a project.

Each project starts by listing the knots and techniques required as well as the essential materials you will need, before describing the pattern instructions in step-by-step detail for each design. There are lots of detailed photographs to guide you through the tying sequences; follow these precisely and you will see that even the most complex of designs is far easier to achieve than you might have expected.