There’s so much amazing macramé going on these days I’d swear it was 1975 all over again. As a kid, I could macramé a pretty mean plant hanger, but my knot knowledge was pretty limited. I bought some fabulous vintage macramé books in Portland awhile back — and have an amazing one on order for the shop, which I wish would arrive! — but have yet to dig in on relearning and advancing my skills. Meanwhile, not a day goes by that I don’t see something wildly inspiring. For example:
(above) Karen Barbé’s knot sampler
Cathy Callahan’s Community Macrame Project in LA last weekend (lots of images in her Instagram feed). I love Cathy Callahan and am SO BUMMED she’s teaching two workshops near me while I’m away in Seattle. Have you seen her amazing tasselware?
Everything Jo Abellera does. I met her and saw another of her jute bags at West Coast Craft last fall, can’t stop thinking about it, and am also really hoping to catch one of her workshops one day.