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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 July 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921238
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

Macramé Christmas

£12.99

24 festive projects using easy knotting techniques by Isabella Strambio

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Book Description

Create 24 stunning festive decorations all made using simple macramé knots and 100 per cent recycled materials. 

Start by learning 24 key knots and 8 beautiful patterns, all shown clearly using step-by-step photography. Key safety advice is given, as well as helpful tips for working with large pieces of macramé, knotting from an irregular-shaped support and keeping an even tension.

The 24 projects range from stunning tree and table decorations, to statement wreaths, charming gift tags and cute garlands perfect to create a stylish, cosy Christmas at home, or to give away as enviable gifts! Each project clearly explains which knots to use, the difficulty level, how long the project will take, and photographs of the steps 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
Looking after your body 8
Tools 10
Materials 12
Macramé essentials 14
Knots 16
Patterns 28
Macramé tips 34

Snowflake 1 42 +
Snowflake 2 44 +
Snowflake 3 46 +
Christmas tree 52 +++
Chunky Christmas tree 56 ++
Advent calendar 60 +
Garland chain 66 +
Christmas tree garland 68 ++
Candycane 72 +
Cinnamon decoration 1 74 +
Cinnamon decoration 2 76 +
Cinnamon decoration 3 78 +
Angel 1 82 +
Angel 2 84 ++
Wreath 88 ++
Star 92 +
Shooting star 98 +
Roving wreath 100 +
Bauble 104 +
Gift tag 108 +
Stocking 110 +++
Reindeer basket 114 ++
Napkin ring 118 +
Star wall hanging 120

Acknowledgements 128

About the Author

About Isabella Strambio

Isabella Strambio is a self-taught macramé and natural dye artist. She is inspired by design, hand-made products, natural materials and textures, and her passions are reflected in her work. She is also an advocate for using recycled materials for her macramé work and food scraps for her natural dyeing. She started her blog www.isabellastrambio.com to document her personal journey to learn 12 new crafts in 12 months. In 2017, she took the leap and left her career as an Interior Designer to work full-time on her small creative business.

Isabella 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, Hobbycraft and Origin. She runs workshops, events and team-building classes in London and across the UK. She also teaches macramé and natural dyeing workshops online.

Follow Isabella on Instagram: @_twome

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