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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Wednesday's Wonderful Book of the Week - Decorative Knot Craft


Decorative Knot Craft: Over 20 Innovative Knotting and Macrame Accessories, by Kim Sang Lan, published by David & Charles.
I was doing a bit of blog browsing the other day when I came across this post from Eilleen over at Consumption Rebellion (if you haven't checked out her blog, I suggest you do, it's inspiring!)

So, anyway, Eilleen was talking about how she's been getting back into Macrame, you know that 70's naff craze? Well, I have it on good authority (a craft magazine editor) that macrame is coming back in a big way!

You may be sitting their smirking and shaking your head, like I was when I first heard that, but she is right.

And it's not so naff anymore!

Macrame jewelry is actually really nice, especially with the right materials (Eilleen made a gorgeous little bracelet) and the book above is great for first timers or those wanting to give it a go again.

The book has over 20 projects and explores 11 knotting techniques, from basic macrame knots to more intricate and ornamental styles. Each technique has clear photos so you can see how it's done, and step-by-step instructions, which are really quite easy to follow. Even for a novice like me!

So if you're looking to try a new craft, some nice projects for Christmas presents, or you just want to create something a little out of the ordinary, then this book is for you. Available from Can Do Books and Patterns for $26.95 (RRP: $29.99), or you can shoot me an email and I'd be happy to send you a copy (price & postage will be advised via email). This would also make a great christmas present for any crafty friends.

You might also like:

Mod Knots, by Cathi Milligan, $31.95 (RRP: $34.99), also available from Can Do Books & Patterns

2 comments:

  1. It is coming back! OH NO! I was terrible at it back in the day. Okay, so I was young...but they paid for me to go to these classes to learn how to do it and I just couldn't get it. My mom actually apologized for putting me through it. (HA-HA we laugh about it now). So! Uhm, I'll be sure to tell her all about it as she was quite good at Macrame...whilst her daughter will sit back and resolve herself to the fact it is just not her cup of tea ;-).

    Actually, my mom will probably be very interested in this, so thanks for sharing the information.

    Cheers, Jenn

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