What’s it all about?
Macramé, or the art of knotting, is having a swift revival since the 70s. It’s easy and affordable. You don’t need any tools and you can spice up any room with a wall art or planter.
You can use all sorts of material for macrame but single twist cotton rope is the most traditional. In this class we’ll be using whatever we have at home and for those keen on up-cycling, we’ll be learning how to cut our own fabric yarn or T-shirt yarn. This is a fun class where creativity and sustainable practices collide.
What will we cover?
We’ll be learning:
- How to make t-shirt yarn out of old t-shirts. You can use this yarn to crochet, knit, macramé and do all sorts of other crafts.
- Once we have our yarn ready, we’ll learn the basic macrame knots to make a planter
- Gathering knot
- Square knot
- Half square knot
- Finishing touches
What will you need?
- Rope or thick yarn
- If you prefer up-cycling fabric then get a couple of old t-shirts or fabric (no embroidery and no ribbed cotton)
- A pair of scissors
- Optional: a pot plant you’d like to hang, macrame style.
Who will be teaching?
Maria Yebra has crafted many cute and weird things in her life from fox hoodies to bias tape planters, wax skulls and cat rings. She loves to upcycle and has an extensive collection of loved “junk” she plans to turn into something useful one day.