12.16.2015

Exploring 1970's Macrame: Mixed-Media, Knots and Woven Details


Exploring the craft of Macrame during the 1970's is a journey into mixed-media and creative expression.  When macrame was rediscovered by crafters in the late 1960's, the major resources for learning this craft were old books on sailor's knots. Using the drawings from these, a whole new art was developed over the course of a few years. At first, the knotting was done using simple, plain cotton string and fine rope, but quickly this grew to include a wider range of hemp, wool and other fibers. Often hand spun yarns were added to create densely knotted or woven inserts.