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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 14 June 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920743
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 127x180 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Series: Craft Pocket Books

Pocket Book of Macramé

£9.99

Mindful crafting for beginners by Claire Gelder

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Book Description

Get started and learn the basics with this miniature, no-nonsense guide to macrame!

From best-selling author and crafting queen Claire Gelder, this gorgeous mini guide is packed full of macramé know-how, practical illustrations and comes with five simple-but-stunning projects.

Perfect for complete beginners, Claire clearly explains everything you need to know about macramé: how to choose a support, how to keep an even tension and how to introduce extra embellishments such as beads, shells and charms. It is structured as a simple 3-step course that will help you progress from bronze to gold as your skills and confidence grow.

Before you know it you'll be knotting a trendy plant pot holder, a charming dreamcatcher, a stunning wall hanging, a statement table runner, plus the bonus macramé project: friendship bracelets!

Filled with positive affirmations and beautifully illustrated, this wonderful book is the ideal introduction to macramé for a complete beginner.

Treat yourself or a loved one to a little self-care with some mindful crafting, and create something beautiful today!

Table of Contents

Hello!
A little bit about me and Wool Couture 6
What’s in this book? 12


Getting started
What you need to get started with macramé 16
Essential tools 22
Keeping a journal 24
How long will my project take? 25
Macramé tension and tips 26


Your first knots
The overhand knot 28
The lark’s head knot 30
The half square knot 33
The square knot 34
The wrapped knot 36
How to count square knots 38
How to count half square knots 40
How to untie rows quickly 41
Bronze level project: Plant pot hanger 44


Your next knots
Silver level project: Dreamcatcher 54


Other knot techniques
The berry knot 72
The square knot picot 74
The clove hitch knot 76
Gold level project: Wall hanging 80
Gold level project: Table runner 94
Bonus level project: Friendship bracelets 114

Macramé notes 128

About the Author

About Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder loves all things hand-made, hand-woven and hand-crafted. She has been crafting for relaxation and fun for over twenty years.

In 2015, Claire left her career as an NHS Director to launch her new business, Wool Couture, which specializes in knitting, crocheting, weaving and macrame. She quickly got her DIY craft kits on the shelves of retail giant John Lewis and, in 2017, secured two Dragons' Den investors to help her pass on her passion of crafting to the next generation. Adding a modern twist to age-old pastimes knitting and crochet, Claire uses giant, chunky yarn and oversized knitting needles made in her own factory.

As well as a successful entrepreneur, Claire is also a firm believer in the therapeutic side of craft, particularly its benefits to mental health and well-being.

Claire lives in Wakefield, UK and is proud to be continuing Yorkshire’s textile tradition. Her website is www.woolcouturecompany.com.

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