The Art of Macramé and we introduce "Mac-Cramy!®"
Mar 16 , 2018
Macramé is having a serious moment in the spot-light right now and we, at Nutscene are loving it!
Some trends are a simple flash-in-the-pan.
90s Platform shoes and the Harlem Shake spring to mind!
However Macramé has a rich history that spans generations, oceans and continents.
The Nutscene team took some time to find out more...
A Brief History of Macramé
It seems that there many different types and variations that all fit under the Macramé craft.
Essentially Macramé is the creation of a textile through a knotting process.
Back to the Start
A Victorian Manner
Moving on up!
There was a boom for books containing patterns and instructions on how to tackle macramé projects.
Macramé was used to make wall art, clothing, table dressings, curtains, plant hangers, chairs... To say it was hugely popular - might be an understatement!
For the really ambitious, they can always try and tackle a macramé swing chair Seriously though, who wouldn't love an actual swinging chair in their home!?
At Nutscene, we love to support all our fans and friends in their projects.
We are delighted to announce that we have released our very own Mac-Cramy Twine®.
Our Mac-Cramy® twines are from 100% recycled cotton and come in either fine or thick twine - perfect for whatever project you decide to embark upon...
We have gone for classic yet versatile colours: including chocolate brown, natural, black, dark blue, grey and mustard in 2 different sizes.
Not sure where to start - Don't worry! There are a number of blogs and social platforms that offer really good tutorials or tips for getting started!
In creating this blog, the Team at Nutscene read a wide collection of sources on the history and development of the craft of Macramé. Here are some really great sources that we read on the topic:
Lots of Love,
The Nutscene Team