The Macramé Bible


The ultimate macramé reference book with step-by-step instructions and artworks for knots, knot patterns and motifs.

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The ultimate macramé reference book with step-by-step instructions and artworks for knots, knot patterns and motifs.

The Macrame Bible is a comprehensive guide to the craft of macramé with illustrated instructions for all the basic techniques, the knots and popular knot patterns as well as step-by-step instructions for projects.

It includes all the classic macramé knots and patterns as well as more contemporary designs such as leaves, wings and other motifs. In addition to the knot and pattern instructions there are step-by-steps for 17 projects including large wall hangings and plant holders.

Author, Robyn Gough, explains all the basics including information about all the main tools and materials. She explains the difference between various types of macramé cord and what’s the best one to use for a specific project to get the best results. As well as outlining the different types of cords there is information about the other essential tools and materials as well as advice about using accessories and beads to embellish your projects.

Robyn shares her practical tips and tricks for getting started, as well as really useful advice such as how to manage lengths of rope as you are working on projects to stop them getting tangled. There are detailed instructions and step-by-step artworks for different ways to start a macramé projects whether it’s a large hanging on a dowel or a small sinnet or panel, so you can see the best ways to get started.

There is also detailed advice about different finishing techniques including how to weave in ends to keep things tidy, and how to get the finished look that you want whether that’s a super smooth fringe or a twisted, rustic look – the choice is yours.

So that you don’t get stuck there is a detailed section on troubleshooting where Robyn identifies common problems and how to fix them.

So, whether you are new to macramé and looking for technical know-how or you are an experienced knotter who wants to expand your knowledge and build your skills, the Macramé Bible has it all.

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Dimensions 273 × 210 mm



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David & Charles

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