Wednesday, August 18, 2010

That's knot art

Lots of macrame at No Carnations

Victorian Macrame
Beautiful examples of 70's revival macrame bags via Sakao Vintage
Macrame woven bottle via Mouse Trap Vintage

Modern day examples of macrame- Bags are via Banana Republic

Warrior Macrame from
Macrame Accessories: Patterns and Ideas for Knotting” by Dona Z. Meilach (1972)

It seems I have a thing for Macrame. Part nautical, part Victorian and part Nordic, It's believed to have originated with 13th-century Arab weavers. The word is derived from the Arabic migramah, which means "striped towel," "ornamental fringe" or "embroidered veil."

Of course my first experience with macrame was the woven rope hanging baskets lining the front porch of every house in town when I was small or the occasional wall hanging, but I now have a new appreciation for square knot work and am on the look out for a modern style accent piece for my home and a bag large enough for the daily haul!


  1. Hey there, Sheena! I love your shops and this post about macrame. Thanks so much for including my bottle! I just added your blog to my google reader so I can keep up on your great posts and your shops. :)

  2. Hi Sheena! I loooove this post about macrame! Thanks for including my bags! Erica