Thursday, July 21, 2005

Cavandoli Knock-out


Do What You Can: "Artists I admire.



For the past couple of months I have been very inspired to create. I cannot draw or paint. I can do beadwork. I have been working on some pieces I will show here soon. While reading Beadwork magazine I came upon Joan Babcock

She creates awesome works of wearable art using a form of macrame called 'Cavandoli' or tapestry knotting. At first I thought it was beads, untill I looked closer and realized it was knots! Wow! I have become inspired to do this also. When I was 8 I took macrame classes. yes I made ugly plant holders and the requesit owl.

Googling for cavandoli doesn't really bring up much, but micro-macrame does. I guess it is a term meaning 'no ugly 60's knotted curtains'. It is more used for jewelry which is what I will be using it for. Now all I need is something to knot.

Picture© Joan Babcock"

Like Jamica writes...when I first looked at this I could not believe it was macrame either...how beautiful is that necklace!!!!!!!! :)

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