There is a repetition in Macrame that is soothing... Macrame works beautifully in symmetry and is built for symmetry. Working in 2's, 4's etc. feels natural however I've been a slave to the symmetry and it has definitely been limiting in terms of my aesthetic and creative growth. So today...I am starting the process of abandoning symmetry in my Macrame.
Don't worry, it will be a slow transition. I'm not crazy! I started this process in a piece called "Balmoral" and I fought the urge for symmetry. I'll continue to fight it as I grow as a fiber artist.
What I've observed so far is the more I leave symmetry behind...the more the rope guides me in making the design which is both liberating and exhilarating.
Check out the design below where I begin with symmetry and at the top and then let the rope run free.
Oh and this piece was made using the 12" brass.....verdict...it's beautiful!