SHAKTI WEAVER: ORIGINAL HANDMADE WALL HANGINGS, PLANT PODS + SPIRITED ART.
Macrame is a form of textile that ties knots by hand, and differs in that way from knitting or weaving. Thought to have originated as early as the 13th century in Arab and Turkish cultures, and made popular in the US during the 1970’s, macrame has trended forward again as hip design accents for home.
One night in the summer of 2017, I discovered amazing macrame designs on Instagram and got drawn into an IG vortex. I fell in love with the intricate designs, and the use of natural elements like cotton and driftwood. The next day I went to the craft shop and bought some basic supplies, found a You Tube video, and taught myself how to do it. Having always been visually inclined and love using my hands, I found macrame to be a very satisfying art form since I also use wood collected from my yearly travels to Costa Rica and Joshua Tree. I’ve been non-stop ever since.
I have been featured in the market at Artists and Fleas, Marketplace Mogul Markets at PS321 in Park Slope, and in the boutique at Bend and Bloom Yoga.
NEXT UP: PS321 HOLIDAY SHOP – SATURDAY, DEC. 7TH, 10 – 5PM
Custom orders welcome! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Instagram!
MACRAME 101 WORKSHOP: COMING IN 2020
Want to learn how to macrame? Join me for a 3 hour workshop where you’ll learn basic knots, techniques, tricks, designs, and make your own wall hanging!
All materials supplied: Cotton cord, rolling rack, hooks, scissors, and driftwood branch. I’ll provide a handout with simple instructions
Cost: $65 per person, all inclusive of materials and finished design