Macrame for Beginners: Waterbottle Bags with Maddy

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Are you going to be out and about this Summer? Keep your drink bottle by your side with a fun, washable bag that you’ve made yourself! A macrame drink bottle bag!

So many creations are possible with macrame, which in its basic form is a series of simple knots. These bottle bags are a good beginner project, as the knots themselves are extremely simple but are functionally sound and with some glitzy macrame cord make for a celebratory gift or keeper.

This is also a useful project to get your head around 3D macrame (like pot plant holders). Once you’ve given it a go, making your next bag will be much simpler and faster.

What will we cover?

In this class we will learn to:

  • Work with different types of macrame cord
  • Use a single basic knot and plait to create a drink bottle bag
  • Work with tension – how to create knots that are evenly space and suitably tight or loose
  • Recognise macrame knots to apply on other projects

Suitable for beginners, with all materials provided.


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

Who will be teaching?

Maddy (she/her) is a crafty hobbyist based in Narrm who has a big
heart for colour, expression and over-the-top jewellery. She enjoys
working with all sorts of materials and mediums, and repurposing
everyday items into expressions of art and fashion. As a musician, these
wonky and not-so-wonky creations often find their way onto stages
around Melbourne.

Maddy also enjoys gardening, and carving and printing lino cuts, paper collage, and combining the two. 

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Any other ways we can support you with accessibility? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at