So I just returned from London and Copenhagen and I am extremely inspired by Scandinavian design. I think I'm ready to start creating my own patterns. I've had a piece of wood my boyfriend gave my from his uncles shed. It's about 14 inches long and I've been dying to use and a few new techniques I want to experiment with ( embedding a ring in a design and the clove hitch). So, with the help of my Macrame Pattern Book, I sketched up this design.
Buddhist top with an organic circle followed by an embedded ring. Not too complex but not too easy. Let's see how I did.
My Key Learning from this project:
I came up with a diagram for knots which really helped when it came down to making the actual piece.
\ ,-, / = clove
I'll continue to create symbols/diagrams for my work.
I'm literally on a plane to London as I post this! I had so much fun at the Macrame workshop hosted at Foxtail + Moss with Amy Zwikel. Amy is such a sweetheart. The workshop was small with only three participants so we each got special attention. I was really excited that I knew all of the knots! Turns out Amy and I have the same macrame pattern book! She says she is planning on during a workshop that includes dying rope. I hope she does!
Check out what we made in the workshop!
So in today's Google mania I stumbled across Foxtail and Moss website and they are hosting a Macrame workshop! Chicago based Macrame artist Amy Zwikel will be hosting a workshop on Sunday June 12th from 12pm-2:30 @ Foxtail and Moss located at 2320 N Damen Ave.
I immediately signed up! Ticket's are $85.00. I can wait! I didn't know their was a Macrame Artist right here in Chicago!
Her instagram is @amyzwikelmacrame