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Learn how to make over seventy macramé knots and small repeat patterns, then use them to create a wide range of projects. Each knot is shown in a close-up photograph with clear step-by-step diagrams showing how they are tied. Starting with the basics, the knots progress on to more complicated and complex designs, but the clear diagrams make it a cinch to follow along. This invaluable guidebook covers the different types of threads or cords available, and shows a range of clasps and other findings and beads to use in your knotwork. It also includes tons of expert tips like how to set up your work board or how to keep track of the cord ends for less confusion. Thirty-three projects featured in the book range from simple jewelry like a classic friendship bracelet and watch straps to more complex ones like bags and baskets.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
MARCHEN ART is a craft studio based in Tokyo. Technical supervision for Macrame Pattern Book was provided by the Japan Macrame Association (J.M.A.).
Table of Contents
Prologue: A fascinating history, a world of tradition
Getting Started in Macrame
Macrame Patterns: Sennit Patterns, 1-Knot Buttons and Balls, Pnael Patterns
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have a lot of macrame books, and this one (which was translated from the Japanese publication), I will say, is probably the best....yes, even better than "The Macrame Book" by Helene Bress, I did not think it possible to "out do" the Bress book, but this one does, in my opinion. Loaded with patterns, design-inspiring photos (in color), and clear, well done instructions and directions....It brings you closer to a more contemporary macrame "bible" .....Now, the photography is very well done, with one exception....the exception violates all graphic design "rules"....I am actually surprised the editor/publisher didn't catch this and/or make changes. I think it's in chapter 2 (sorry, don't have it in front of me) that the photographs are done on a very "busy" background.....this background is SO inappropriate that you truly cannot see the macrame pieces due to this "competition" of background images.....the background of the photos nearly totally obscures the macrame pieces and that really spoils that whole chapter. Thankfully, they didn't carry that background through into the directions, and it is only one chapter of bad design.....that is my one and only complaint about this book (the reason for only 4 stars)....otherwise, it is truly a "must have" for any macrame lover's library.