Having originated from 13th century Arab weavers who used this technique of knotting the excess of thread and yarn along the edges of hand-loomed fabrics into decorative fringes on bath towels, shawls and veils, macramé found its way to Spain through the Moorish conquest and slowly spread throughout Europe.
Macrame had its peak in Victorian times where it was used for both the home and the garments and though the craze subsided for a time, it regained its popularity in the 70′ only to fade away during the 80’s.
The trend of household items in the past several years has been holding quite well and has also spread to include jewelry accessories and garments.
To illustrate the affluent possibilities macrame offers, I have selected a handful of eye-catching designs of tops hoping to spruce up inspiration. I have never really tried macrame seriously, although I had a colleague at work who had it mastered and had showed me a couple of knots.
Have you tried macrame? What have you made?
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