Friday, July 22, 2005

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Macrame Knotted Bikini!!!

Here's what you need to know before you pick your swimsuit for next summer: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Foreign Ports: Whether it's beading from India, animal prints from Africa or boudoir frilliness from Paris, exotic ethnic touches (side-tie bikinis with beads dangling like jewelry, for example) bring a little diversity poolside next year. Also, load up on big wooden bangle bracelets, macramé edging, natural shell trim, wood-chip charms, tunic top cover-ups and even turbans."

OK I am becoming blown away by how much I am reading about Macrame making its (re)entre into the fashion scene, and I love the stuff!!! This is great for all of us Macrame enthusiasts, I hope you are taking note, getting creative and designing some fashion items for yourselves? :)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.....?!


Macrame: "I recommend right clicking & 'save target as' & then print offline.

From Macrame: Techniques & Projects A Sunset Book c. 1975
Pretty Placemat - pattern here
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OK the picture and the instructions when you click on their link are a little 'rough and ready', still....how cool would it be to make your own Macrame Dinner Placemats....I would love to hear from someone who has done this....:)

Daily Pepper: This Woman Knows Her Macrame!

Daily Pepper: This Woman Knows Her Macrame!: "This Woman Knows Her Macrame!

But we are not giving her a Macrame Award - because the Macrame Award is usually used to honor poor macrame judgment.

The 1970s showed us that there is such a thing as too much macrame.

BUT there is a macrame blog out there, and it is pretty cool. And Carolyne, who runs it, really knows her macrame, and there are pictures of cool stuff on her blog.

A macrame blog will never earn a Macrame Award in our book!"

Ok I am risking self aggrandisement here, though moreover what a wonderful acknowledgement for the NEW world of macrame...and I do encourage you to check out Pepper's blog too - very clever! Carolyne :)