Macram Creative Design in Knotting Author:Dona Z. Meilach 356 Photographs & 18 Color Plates — The most complete, definitive book on a craft gaining amazing popularity throughout the country, Macramé: Creative Design in Knotting, provides everything the novice or expert needs to know about one of the world's oldest and most satisfying art forms. — Without needles, hooks, or complicated tools, the student ... more »of Macramé can produce beautiful, artistic, or functional objects easily and enjoyably. Quickly learned and mastered with comparatively little practice, Macramé has achieved widespread popularity among young people as well as adults.
Using string, twine, yarn, rope, and other cords, the Macramé enthusiast can consult Dona Meilach's book for directions for making such varied treasures as jewelry, sculptures, wall hangings, vests, skirts, bottle covers, belts, purses, lampshade covers, and ponchos. With step-by-step photographs and instructions, the author shows you simple introductory materials--the two basic knots, the Square Knot and the Clove Hitch--with directions for doing simple though complicated-appearing procedures.
She provides source ideas for Macramé designs, instructions for transposing them into specific projects, and hundreds of photographs of finished Macramé pieces by leading artists and craftsmen to serve as inspiration.
The book begins with the historical background of Macramé, shows early examples, and explains its popular revival. There are special chapters on auxiliary knots used in Macramé design, mixing Macramé with various other art media and techniques, fashions and accessories, Macramé furnishing, and a listing of where to buy the supplies you will need.
Macramé: Creative Design in Knotting is a clearly written, extensively illustrated how-to book that will delight all arts-and-crafts buffs, serious artists, hobbyists, teachers, students, and home decorators. It is for the fashion conscious, the inveterate knitting fan, people interested in needlework and crocheting, and those who enjoy exploring a new creative outlet.« less