Macramé for the Modern Home: 16 stunning projects using simple knots and natural dyes (Paperback)

Macramé for the Modern Home: 16 stunning projects using simple knots and natural dyes By Isabella Strambio Cover Image
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This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of wall art and statement home decor - all made using simple macramé knots, natural dyes and 100% recycled materials.

This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of wall art and statement home decor - all made using simple knots, natural dyes and 100% recycled materials.

Start by learning 21 key knots, all shown clearly using step-by-step photography. Learn how to use natural materials to dye your yarn, as well as how to store your dyed yarn until you are ready to use it. Key safety advice is given here, as well as helpful tips for working with large pieces of macramé, knotting from an irregular-shaped support and keeping an even tension.

The 16 projects are divided into 4 chapters: macramé on the wall, macramé to hang, macramé for outdoors, and macramé to decorate. They range from reworked classics such as the wall hanging and the plant hanger, which have been given a fresh, Insta-ready twist, to a lantern, table runner, mirror hanger, rug and tassels. Each project clearly explains which knots to use, how to cut your yarn, how long the project will take and a difficulty level, and step photographs are provided as necessary. The projects are easy to follow, genuinely desirable and, best of all, really simple to make!

About the Author


Isabella Strambio is a self-taught maker. She has always been attracted to all things hand-made and started a blog that followed her journey to learn 12 crafts in 12 months, in 2016. She now concentrates, mainly, on sharing her skills with other creatives, as well as making exclusive handmade pieces for her online shop. Recently she launched Macramé and Natural Dyeing online courses and she runs various workshops across London, Hampshire and the UK. She is proud to have been shortlisted for 'Best Workshop Award 2017' by Mollie Makes Magazine, and she contributes to their magazine with various macramé tutorials.

Praise For…


Booklist 2020
First-time author and former interior designer Strambio transforms macramé—often associated with a seventies "hippie" look, though the knotting art dates back centuries— into 16 home designs, using the same knots in different combinations and colorations (e.g., natural dyes using herbs, vegetables, and even wine). Whether novice or knot enthusiast, readers are reminded of the foundations: More than a dozen knots (overhand, lark’s head, picot, among others) as well as patterns, a list of dyeing equipment, and several how-to’s. Tips, such as what to do if you run out of string in the middle of a project, are welcome. (There's more than one approach, by the way.) Instructions are more than adequate, including skill level, time required, knots used, materials, equipment, preparation, and photographs of the more difficult steps. Projects run the gamut of traditional and contemporary design, the latter showcased in a rug, mirror hanger, and curtain tieback. Once again, the adage is true: What’s old is new.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781782218364
ISBN-10: 178221836X
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: March 18th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English