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Title:
The New macramé : contemporary knotted jewelry & accessories
Author:
DuMont, Katie.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Asheville, NC : Lark Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
111 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579901639
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

With new designs and innovative materials, this macrame is anything but retro. The 30 projects look great -- with no plant hanger in the bunch! Make jewelry, belts, purses, a dog leash and collar, and more. Color photos and instructions lay out knotting basics (only two main knots are required), and explore handsome materials such as waxed linen, copper wire, embroidery floss, and macrame cord. A gallery of professional artwork sparks creativity and admiration.


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The 1960s hippies have returned, adapting their wares to the millennium. Last year's fashions with beribboned jeans and Indian inspirations presaged the re-emergence of macrame, as documented in DuMont's book. Here, 15 artists from the U.S. and Australia contribute to the making of knots for the twenty-first century, using new materials with old techniques to create eminently practical and stylish objects. The author begins with a historical overview, pointing out the craft's origins in thirteenth-century Turkey and its popularity among Victorian England households. With an emphasis on macrame's simplicity, she then turns to explaining basic knots (and their variations) in illustrations, color photographs, and words. At least half of the nearly 30 projects, with comprehensive directions, ensure that rank novices won't get tied up. --Barbara Jacobs