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Macrame

Macrame Weaving

Course by Sally England

  • Advanced Beginner
  •  / Age 13+

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$175.00

5 tickets available

It's a marriage of the two most popular fiber arts! Create a macramé wall hanging that incorporates weaving techniques and let your imagination run free as you 'draw' with fibers. We will use the Vertical Half Hitch knot to create a background for your weaving, using the vertical ropes in the negative areas as our 'warp'. Pick out your own rope and yarns to create a unique piece that's all your own! Renowned fiber artist Sally England created this class project especially for Cattywampus using a variety of textures, sizes, and shapes to go beyond the basics and inspire you to make a totally original piece for your home. We are beyond excited about this class! We will provide a wooden dowel for you to macrame onto, but you are welcome to bring a branch if you prefer or more organic look. All materials are included in the class fee.

Skills Learned

  • macrame vertical half hitch knot
  • lark's head knot
  • weaving and twining techniques
  • designing with fibers

Materials Included in Class Fee

  • 2 bundles Modern Macrame 5 mm Cotton Rope (same color)
  • 2-3 different colored skeins Loopy Mango Super Mini Big Loop Yarn
  • 2-3 different color/texture/thickness natural fiber yarns

Schedule

March 21, Saturday, 2-5 pm

Please note that this project may take additional time outside of class hours to complete. You will learn everything needed to complete the project during the given class time.

Prequisite

Previous macrame experience is helpful but not necessary

Teacher

Sally England is a fiber artist and Michigan native currently living and working in Ojai, California. England’s work explores the ancient art form of macramé (a form of textile construction) through the use of unconventional scale, material, and composition. Using her hands as tools, the labor-intensive process is intimate and meditative as she interprets different archetypal symbols, patterns, and shapes. The results of her work are tactile and magnetizing tapestries that invite us to reconsider the artistic potential of the age-old technique. England has a diverse background as an artist and maker. She attended PNCA's Applied Craft & Design graduate program in Portland, Oregon in 2010, where she created the first of many large-scale macramé wall hangings. She went on to form Sally England Studio, a home for the custom site-specific projects that she executes for a wide array of clients and environments. Her modern macramé work has inspired many to learn (or re-learn) the art of knotting, contributing greatly to the macramé revival of today. England's fiber-based installations and wall hangings have been presented in exhibitions and environments in the U.S and abroad, as well as in numerous online and print journals.