Anybody who knows me knows I’m always up for trying a new craft. In the last few years, macrame has made a come back, so it automatically piqued my interest. Then, a friend I knew back home, Natalie Renae, published a macrame how-to book called Macrame at Home. Not only was it super cool to buy a book where I knew the author, it was also amazing to see a fellow creative thrive.
Macrame at Home is filled with unique projects for you to try, ranging from plant hangers to an adorable floor pouf. Filled with light and airy photography, the entire book aesthetic is stunning. I highly recommend checking it out!
Me, being the natural procrastinator that I am, couldn’t decide on a project to choose. Finally, I put ‘Complete a piece from Natalie’s book’ on my 29 x 30 list, so procrastination would not triumph! Granted, it still did. My birthday is only a few weeks away, and I still hadn’t made a piece. Enter Jesslyn. Queen of sisters and a key supporter in my list ambitions. Throwing me way off, she planned a surprise Macrame Garden Party before July had even started!
Not only was it so much fun to finally create a piece from Modern Macrame, it was amazing to have my closest people join me! Not to mention, my sister’s backyard party decor was stunning! Seriously, she’s the best sister on the planet.
If you’re in the Toronto area, Natalie occasionally hosts Macrame Workshops, where you can learn to create your own works of art! Otherwise, I highly recommend checking out her book Modern Macrame. She’s even releasing a new book in the coming months called Statement Macrame, if you’re looking for a bigger challenge and wanting to make your own large-scale statement piece.
What type of things do you create? Or have you ever written a book? I’d love to hear about them!