Macramé - Knot a new thing! The history of this adictive artform.

Macramé - Knot a new thing! The history of this adictive artform.

Macramé  is the ancient art of knotting cords or ropes to create decorative and functional items and in the last 3-4 years it has had a big resurgence. It's largely associated with the boho vibes of the 1970's but it's routes go way back; Macramé has a long history that dates back centuries, with its origins believed to be in the Middle East.

In recent years, macramé has experienced a revival and has become a prominent trend in the realm of DIY crafts and home decor. This resurgence can be attributed to several factors, including the growing interest in handmade and sustainable products and the desire for unique and personalised home accents. This is why Bobbiny cord is perfect! Not only is it sustainable being made from 100% recycled cotton, but also with the ever growing pallet of colours there is something to match all homes and interiors! 

Macramé techniques involve various types of knots, some of the most popular are square knots, half knots, and spiral knots, which are used to create intricate patterns and textures. Traditionally, macramé was used to make items like wall hangings, plant hangers, and jewellery. However, contemporary macramé artists have expanded the range of possibilities by incorporating the art form into larger-scale projects, such as room dividers, curtains, and furniture pieces. With a variety of cord options available through Bobbiny including single ply cord, 3 ply cord and braided rope it's easy to adapt patterns and experiment with this amazing art form. 

The macramé movement has fostered an amazingly supportive and vibrant community of crafters and enthusiasts. Many individuals (perhaps like yourself)  have turned their passion for macramé into small businesses, selling their handmade items, patterns, and tutorials - from one small business to another. I'm here to help with your macramé supplies - just get in touch if I can help with anything. 

Whether as a hobby or a profession, the macramé movement has encouraged individuals to engage in a tactile and meditative craft, providing an outlet for self-expression, a moment of mindfulness and a means to bring handmade beauty into their living spaces.