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|The words derives from the Turkish (or Persian or Arabic)
for fringe. Macramé is knots; mostly half hitches and square
knots. It was very popular in the sixties, and is back around. This
time, chokers knotted from hemp twine and decorated with beads are
a very big favorite. Hemp and linen are especially good for knotting;
they are not too slippery to hold knots, or too skinny to manipulate.
There are many other cords that will work well; see the jute in the
basketry section, the waxed cotton and the white cotton blend cords
in this section. The T-pins below, and the netting shuttles, listed
with the hammock and netting materials, are very handy.
THE MACRAMÉ BOOK by Helene Bress
(pbKN24, paperback, 148 pages)
A re-design of the book first published in 1972. Knots, materials, shaping
and finishing techniques, projects — with diagrams and photos. And a full-color
inspirational gallery. Comprehensive and very pleasing coverage.
THE NEW MACRAMÉ by Katie Dumont
(pbKN27, paperback, 110 pages)
"Contemporary Knotted Jewelry and Accessories". Includes a brief
history, some general information and instructions for basic knot-making,
a picture gallery and a wide range of projects with complete instructions.
Many color photos.
Nickel-plated steel, 1-3/4" long T-shaped pins, used to hold your
beading and knotting work in place as you go.
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