Everywhere I go, I see it! Macrame has really made a comeback. From the shelves at Target to wall decor in some of the homes of my favorite people, macrame makes bold decorations in the cutesiest of ways.
And with the surge in anything Bohemian and free-spirited, it's no wonder macrame is a very popular home decor. Its organic feel and simplicity make it a very trendy thing to learn and design your own!
That's why I was so happy to learn about a local macrame class from OCWorkshops' Instagram. I signed up with a friend and had a wonderful experience that I had to share.
Macrame in Orange County
Local entrepreneur Nicole Hill held the macrame class at her home. It was such a nice, private setting where we were given a lot of attention and helped out whenever we needed. Also, the pace of the macrame class was perfect, even for beginners like me, who tried it for the first time that day.
What I loved that it was such a small group that I really got to learn a lot from Nicole - such an informative instructor! I also got to meet and chat with some new ladies from Orange County.
With a glass of wine in my hand, I learned how tie macrame knots to make a cute plant hanger that I could take home to impress the family.
My Macrame Class Creation
Drumroll please...here's how my macrame creation turned out:
Pretty cute huh?
I just love how the macrame planter looks - hanging in front of my window with a tiny succulent in place.
Overall, it was such a wonderful experience to learn something new that she's coming to my home to have a similar class at the end of May. I can't wait to introduce my friends and family to macrame and see how their creations will turn out.
Here's some other tidbits about Macrame that I thought you would enjoy:
5 Things You Didn't Know About Macrame
- It was discovered by the ancient Chinese and Arab people.
- Macrame knots are created by hand due to their intricacies.
- For the Chinese, the twelve basic knots were named for astrological reasons.
- Homemakers in the 1970s started adapting the macrame technique to create decor; it can be used in purses, belts, jewelry, plant hangers, and wall decorations.
- "Macrame" is derived from the Arabic term for "braided fringe."