If you pay any attention to home decor trends you must have seen the recent influx of macrame. Wether it makes you cringe or jump for joy, modern macrame is an art form that just ain’t like your grandma’s macrame.
Gone are the days of burnt orange plant hangers with brown wooden beads or those scary owl’s that you saw in everyone’s kitchen. Today’s modern macrame is full of natural colored cotton and dyed cotton rope that comes in a variety of sizes. Some is twisted and some is braided. Having so many choices of materials makes my heart beat with joy.
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Those of you that have been around here for awhile, know that I am no crafter. Nope. No way. Uh uh. I made this really cute Colorful Christmas Tree Centerpiece last year and suddenly I thought I was Miss Crafty.
That notion didn’t last long after I tried to take part in a 12 days of Christmas blog hop (what in the Sam Hill was I thinking?) and cut my finger so bad that I should have gotten stitches. After that I put down my crafting tools and never looked back. Styling decor is more my thing until…
craft art form I can handle. Picture me over here clapping my hands together ecstatically.
Why Modern Macrame?
Modern macrame is filled with simple designs that look great with almost any design style. Plants are a great addition to any design style. When placed in a design appropriate pot, then hung in a modern macrame plant hanger, you have instantly created a focal point for your space no matter what design style you love.
Simple modern macrame wall hangings can be tailored to suit any design style. With the right colors and pattern you can add a macrame wall hanging to your space no matter what design style you love.
More intricate patterns and larger wall hangings can really be statement pieces in your home. Hello fringe and boho goodness!
I have seen pillow covers, purses, crib mobiles, pacifier clips, earrings, necklaces, toilet paper holders, wreaths, Christmas ornaments, and even rugs made from macrame art. The possibilities are endless.
Modern macrame allows for instant gratification. You can see your creation unfold right beneath your little fingers. No waiting for glue to set or paint to dry. Knot it and forget it and your creation is born. The majority of modern macrame can be made with just 4 or 5 basic knots. Those 4 or 5 basic knots are used to create patterns that are truly works of art.
I have been doing macrame now for about a month. I have untold amounts of plant hangers, a few wall hangings and I am getting ready to work on Christmas ornaments. Macrame gets my creativity flowing and is a peaceful activity after the hustle and bustle of my 9-5.
How do you feel about modern macrame? Yay or Nay? Are you a fiber artist? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!
Until next time,