This intriguing craft fell out of favour for many years but is now making a trendy return, gracing catwalks and interior design magazines around the world.
According to Wikipedia Macramé or macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. It was long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships.
One of the simplest forms of macramé is the friendship bracelet which is not only a great way to practice your technique but also a fantastic way to bust some of your stash. We used some of our Fine Merino DK to cook up this little beauty.
With so many videos and tutorials on the internet, we thought we would pick out a couple that we found really useful.
For a basic chevron bracelet like ours, this tutorial is great.
If you want to try a heart pattern this video is easy to follow and you’ll have a bracelet before you know it.
And once you feel really confident with your knotting, see if you are brave enough to try this beautiful Celtic bracelet. The video is completely spellbinding.