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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 April 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218364
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

Macramé for the Modern Home

£12.99

16 stunning projects using simple knotting and dyeing techniques by Isabella Strambio

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Book Description

This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of wall art and statement home decor - all made using simple macramé knots, natural dyes and 100 per cent recycled materials. 

Start by learning 18 key knots and 8 beautiful patterns, all shown clearly using step-by-step photography. Learn how to extract dye from natural materials and how to pre-treat, dye and dip-dye your string. Key safety advice is given here, as well as helpful tips for working with large pieces of macramé, knotting from an irregular-shaped support and keeping an even tension.

The 16 projects are divided into 4 chapters: Macramé on the wall, Macramé to hang, Macramé for outdoors, and Macramé to decorate. The projects range from reworked classics such as the wall hanging and the plant hanger, which have been given a fresh, Insta-ready twist, to a wreath, bunting, hanging bedside table, mirror hanger, rug and tassels. Each project clearly explains which knots to use, how to cut your yarn, how long the project will take, plus step photographs are provided as necessary.

The projects are easy to follow, genuinely desirable and, best of all, really simple to make!

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How to use this book 8
Tools 10
Materials 12
Looking after your body 13
Knots 14
Patterns 22
Macramé tips 28
Dyeing equipment & ingredients 34
Natural dyeing techniques 36

Macramé on the wall
Wreath 42
Bunting 48
Wall hanging 52
Diamond wall hanging 58
Curtain64

Macramé to hang
Plant hanger 72
Wall plant hanger 76
Mirror hanger 80
Bedside table 86

Macramé for outdoors
Table runner 92
Tealight cover 98
Lampshade 104

Macramé to decorate
Pillow cover 108
Curtain tieback 114
Rug 118
Tassels 124

Acknowledgements 128

About the Author

About Isabella Strambio

Isabella Strambio is a self-taught macramé and natural dye artist. She is half Italian and half Japanese and she grew up by the sea in Italy. At 18, she moved to the UK to learn English and study Interior Design. 

Isabella has always been attracted to design, hand-made products, natural materials and textures, and her passions are reflected in her work. She is also a big advocate of using recycled materials for her macramé work and food scraps for her natural dyeing. She started her blog www.twome.co.uk, to document her personal journey to learn 12 new crafts in 12 months. In 2017, she took the leap and quit her career as an Interior Designer to work full-time on her small creative business.

She has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph, the UK TV series Kirstie's Handmade Christmas and regularly writes macramé tutorials for magazines like Mollie Makes, In the Moment, Hobbycrafts and Origin. In 2019, her Natural Dyed Japanese Apron was one of the finalists for the Etsy Design Award. She runs workshops, events and teambuilding classes in London and across the UK. She also teaches macramé and natural dyeing online for people that cannot attend her workshops.

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