As a total interior design nerd I am geeking out right now that I am looking at my macrame work in Phoenix Home and Garden for the second time this year!! Huge thanks to Anthony Williams design and his community at Local Trade for creating such a unique platform for artists and local craftsmen and women to share their work!
I recently had a macrame workshop party in my living room to celebrate the launch of my very first online skillshare class! I also was trying to test out some patterns I’d designed and also see if workshops were something I’d be interested in doing in the future. It was a blast and I decided I definitely want to do more workshops! The girls were able to learn a couple of different knot styles and create their very own pieces using the patterns by the end of the workshop! It was really cool to see each girl really enjoy the process. We decided it was the combo of instant gratification and the sense of accomplishment you get as you are making these very simple knots and then before you know it you have a beautiful tapestry! It’s magic and it does some good stuff to the brain! Keep your eyes open for phoenix workshops in the future. I’m hoping to do one in winter as soon as I can find a place other than my living room to host ha!
I’m completely thrilled to announce my Skillshare class “Macrame for beginners: Make a Large Macrame Wall Hanging” is now live!!! If you aren’t familiar with Skillshare it’s a pretty amazing site with hundreds of online classes in design, photography, video, culinary arts, business and now crafts! I’ve been taking and loving all of their design and photography classes for awhile now so when someone reached out about teaching a macrame class I was 1000% on board! If you want to check it out use my special teacher link to take my class and also get three months of unlimited Skillshare classes for just a o.99. Enjoy!
Big things are happening friends! And by big I do mean my first extra large macrame pieces including this one which will be used as a photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop at the end of July and then available for wedding and event rentals through Tremaine Ranch this fall! I’m also working on a couple more very large pieces that I can’t wait to share.
Here are a few macrame pieces I’ve made in the last two months! So far I’ve sold one big one and one small one since I launched the Desert Loom shop about a month ago, pretty cool! I’m going to be doing my first ever show with these pieces and some woven ones in June at Pineapple Triangle so I’m pretty pumped and can’t wait to make a few more for the event! I’m also making a massive one to be used as photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop in July which should be pretty rad. Yay macrame!