Every Monday I will share with you the macrame projects I have in progress,
as well as other crafty or creative projects.
Last week I completed work on a medium-sized wall hanging. Using copper pipe I purchased at Lowe's and bright white 6mm cotton string from Niroma Studio, I used square knots and horizontal and diagonal half clove hitch knots. When I start a piece, I have a general idea of what I want to do, but I do not sketch out a pattern or design. And often what I originally planned becomes something else.
One evening I made a quickie little key fob. I need to do more simple projects with basic designs. I often find I fly off on an incoherent tangent when I start to get too experimental. Simple works for a reason. I've always preferred simp[e. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate cookies, jeans and a T. Just because something is simple does not mean it can't be beautiful. I need to remember this going forward with my macrame.
Of course, there are times when simple and experimental work amazingly. On Instagram, I saw Anna of Mannacrame create some lovely weavy type knots in the center of her pieces. Her work inspired me to try it for myself. I decided to use some variegated crochet yarn (Sugar N Cream from Michaels) on a gold hoop (also from Michaels). After weaving and twisting and rearranging the strings, I settled upon the work below. I don't think it needs any embellishment. The beautiful intertwined rainbow of colors works well on its own.
who am I?
modern punch is me, Becky, mom of a kid and a dingo, wife for 20 years. I grew up on the Florida coast watching rockets launch from my backyard. Now I live in the beautiful Finger Lakes amongst the wonderful weirdos and waterfalls.
All opinions are my own. I am not an expert. I am not paid for anything. I have only one rule: don't be an asshole.