Friday, 7 May 2010


What is Macramé? ("MAC ruh may")
Macramé is an art of decorative knotting without using needles or hooks. By using a series of knots, many ornamental patterns are created. Macramé can be created using any kind of material. You can use fine thread to make macramé lace or even use leather strips. By a special technique, the macramé craft keeps the knots in place while the work is being done. Macramé can be tried by anyone with a passion to create with little or no experience. Even a small child can try macramé.

At the same time, macramé can pose a challenge and make it a most demanding craft for many senior artisans and craftsman. Creation of a decorative piece using the macramé craft requires artistic skill coupled with patience. It may even take many a month to finish a complex piece using high quality macramé work with intricate design.

I laid my blistered fingers on this, exactly a week after weaving basket....... the same organiser and at the same venue. This was conducted for two days.

Really hard for me to concentrate on my project because I had sore fingers. But still I love this macrame things and will do more if times permit.

We used a soft Polypropylene (Nylon) cord. There are so many beautiful design, but our assignments was to complete this beautiful handbag. Unfortunately no one could complete on time. Need an expertise to do such neat and fast work..... we will refer to our tutor once we reach certain level of our bag design and be completed fully...especially the base design..... it was quite complicated.

Some of the pics taken during the courses. Will add in mine after completion.


Aneesah said...

Waaaah, very very very nice. :D I remember my mum had a book (more like a booklet) on macrame before, dari US, and she made a flowerpot hanger thing, I remember seeing an old picture of our house with it. I made the same thing too, and used "beads" from a "sempoa" (wow I forgot the english name for it... starts with an A? =\) that I took apart.

Tapi tak pernah pulak buat beg, it looks like it would take ages! But it's fantastic that these cool skills are being taught, I wish more youngsters would be interested.

DiahRothman said...

Aneesah Dear. Love to hear again from you. Hope you are doing fine with your studies. You are such an artistic architecture student and full of ideas and fun to read your post/entry.

The sempoa is Abakus, correct me if I am wrong.....

Banyak design yang menarik especially macrame jewelry . If you have the time, try this craft ... sure you won't regret. Nice to wear especially a little bracelet or anklet maybe..... :)

FAWA said... macrame mmg best dan leka jika minat kan....berpintal2 dengan tali2 yang panjang tu...hii hiii...1st saya kenal since sekolah, bila my chinese friends bt simple2 as key chain then bila further study kat u, x sangka lak masa belajar basic intro to fiber(art)- ada belajar macrame....

DiahRothman said...

Fawa, memang best macrame ni..... the real 'keras tangan' sakit jari jemari KDee... :D

Pamela said...

I just love the articles made using macrame.We thanks for this info about how to use macrame for making such beautiful articles.

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