I absolutely love getting Macrame questions in my Instagram inbox! I DO NOT claim to be any kind of macrame expert however I'm happy to share anything I've learned along the way.
Yesterday, this question landed in my inbox....
I think the reason I really love questions is because it requires me to reflect on my own practice. Sometimes I forget to step back and ask myself why I've made the decisions I've made with a piece or choices in materials....I do what "feels" right, however questions require that next level of reflection and understanding.
At heart I love Scandinavian design. Can you tell from my living room? But for Macrame, I really enjoy seeing the knotting in the rope patterns and so far I only get that true satisfaction and enjoyment from cotton rope. Macrame cord is very glossy and shiny and typically makes it hard to follow the pattern of a design/knotting which then defeats the entire point of macrame! Don't get me wrong. I use black macrame cord all the time. It's actually the only color I use. But I only use it for for items in which I want the elements within the design to take center place....for instance in Glenwood...the wood is the focal point of the piece not the knotting in the cord.
Let me not sound like I'm a slave to cotton rope though. I'm open. I just bought leather cord that I'm excited to test!