If you haven’t noticed that macramé is the craft du jour, then you must have been under a rock for the past few months! The textile based craft was popular in the 1970s and is officially back and popping up everywhere. It seems to marry particularly well with our other favourite trend – houseplants – and one person who seems to know a lot about both is Fanny Zedenius, whose latest book Macramé: The Craft of Creative Knotting for your Home we are currently poring over and we itching to get our knots on!
Fanny is Swedish, so it’s no surprise that her book is super stylish and proves exactly how macramé has been brought up to date for the modern crafter. When talking about discovering the craft, she says: ‘This craft was different to all the others I had explored and moved on from – macramé was addictive in a whole new way.’
She cites the act of knotting as being the most mediative of all crafts – although I imagine that is only the case once you have mastered the techniques! She also highlights the fact that it requires minimal tools and materials, making it an affordable way to create something beautiful for your home.
Pictured are a few of our favourite projects from the book – they truly add a touch of boho to your home, and we love how with a simple bit of dip dyeing you can give your piece a modern twist with a pop of colour. If you’ve been wanting to give macramé a try, then this book is well worth a look, great projects and comprehensive patterns to make learning as easy as possible.
Macrame by Fanny Zedenius is published on 15th June by Quadrille and is priced at £12.99. It is available to pre-order now.
Photography by Kim Lightbody