Modern Macrame Workshop with Emily Katz

Monday, February 8, 2016 0 2

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You guys, I finally learned how to macrame!! I’ve mentioned it a few times before but it’s something that I’ve been pretty interested in learning for awhile and when I saw that Emily Katz was going to be offering a Modern Macrame workshop in Tucson I signed up almost immediately. Emily’s work was actually the thing that got me really interested in macrame and fiber arts in general so it was pretty cool that I was able to take a class from her!

This brings me to kind of a funny and strange story of how I found Emily and her work. It all started when I was hanging out on pinterest looking for bamboo patio furniture (random I know). I ended up pinning and saving a photo that she had taken. I didn’t really follow the link back to her blog until I had searched everywhere in Arizona for Bamboo patio furniture and was unable to find it. Going back to the original link I found her gorgeous blog and photos she had taken on a recent trip to Bali. Kind of weird because at the time I was very much considering a trip to Bali and had bookmarked this beautiful Airbnb that we ended up staying at. As I scrolled through I saw photos of her and her boyfriend at the same airbnb that we had planned on staying at!! (Remember my weird and similar story involving Elle Luna??) I definitely saw it as another sign that I was supposed to go to this magical place. Kind of weird, pretty cool and now I have both been to Bali and learned the art of macrame!

The workshop was a blast and super relaxing. Since it was superbowl sunday (totally didn’t realize that until about two days before lol) the class was pretty small so we got a lot of one on one instruction which was really nice. Emily was absolutely wonderful and I really enjoyed learning macrame from her. After the class my friend Kelsey and I checked out the Tucson gem show. It was so cool! I came home with some really beautiful candle holders, book ends, a new macrame wall hanging and a few gorgeous rocks. Such a great weekend!

January Weavings

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2 1
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I’ve been sharing some of my weavings on instagram here and there but I thought it would be cool to do a little round up on the blog of all of the different pieces I’ve made this month. Some I love and some I’m pretty neutral about but it’s fun to experiment and try different things. I’m getting to a point where I feel confident enough to sell them which was totally not my original intention. Originally I wanted to have a little creative muse just for me that had nothing to do with photography or design. But as I’ve started to create these, I just can’t stop!! I want to try new things and make more and more. I’ve also had interest expressed from many friends wanting one and love the idea of adding some color and beauty into peoples homes so I’m gonna do it! I have a larger project I’m working on that I want to loop these into which is why I’m kind of waiting a bit. So, until I finish that I’m just going to keep teasing and keep making 🙂