Plant hangers, fiber art, wall hangings – once known as a decor trend of the 1970’s, has come back in full swing. The fiber craft has deep roots in history, “Macramé comes from a 13th-century Arabic weavers’ word migramah meaning “fringe.” This refers to the decorative fringes on camels and horses which help, amongst other things, to keep the flies off the animal in the hot desert regions of northern Africa.
Another school of thought indicates that it comes from Turkish makrama, “napkin” or “towel”, and was a way to secure the ends of pieces of weaving by using the excess thread and yarn along the top and bottom edges of loomed fabrics.’ (Thanks Wikipedia for the history notes!)
Join MMA on May 15th for an evening workshop, with instructor and creator of Fiber.and.Ink, Brianna Conlan. The workshop will run from 6:30-8:30pm in our 2D studio. All levels of skill welcomed!
Conlan describes her macrame projects, “the harper dreamcatcher in white, pink, natural, and dark grey • last summer i made this style dreamcatcher for the first time and gave it to the sweetest baby girl.” To follow along with Brianna’s Macrame and calligraphy adventures, follow Brianna on her instagram feed, @fiber.and.ink
Register for the class today! Click here for details.
All images courtesy of Brianna Conlan. @fiber.and.ink