Welcome Macrame Lovers!

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Welcome to the Macrame Lovers blog! Macrame is the art of tying knots. It is an ancient art form that dates back to the thirteenth century, and is thought to have originated from Arab weavers. Later this craft spread to Spain and eventually all of Europe. Sailors used their long stretches at sea to create elaborate artwork to be sold or bartered on land. This helped the art of macrame spread to far-away places such as China and the New World.

In Victorian times, macrame was extremely popular as a lacework, and was used for adornments on everything from sleeves to underclothing, curtains and jewelry.  During the 1970’s it made another comeback, taking the form of jute plant hangers and macrame owl wall hangers.

Macrame has become popular once again, and today is seen in the form of macrame jewelry, clothing and accessories. Beginners and seasoned pros alike will find this blog to be a great source of knowledge and inspiration for patterns and new ideas. If you are just learning how to macrame or you’ve been at it for years, you will find lots of great information. This blog is dedicated to all things macrame. Thanks for stopping by, and happy knotting!

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