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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684127563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684127569
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

It was my first book on macrame, and the one I still refer to most often.
Stephany Keller
It provides beginners with a complete source of required materials and lots of step-by-step diagrams of essential knots.
Garrett
The directions are easy to follow, it has great "examples" and is written in a user friendly style.
Camilla

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105 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Garrett on December 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
The Macrame Book is an excellent source of techniques and ideas for anyone interested in macrame. It provides beginners with a complete source of required materials and lots of step-by-step diagrams of essential knots. Intermediate and advanced macramers (is that a word?) will get lots of ideas for future projects from the dozens of full-color photographs. And there's more than just macrame here; she integrates other materials to create virtual works of art, rather than just a bunch of tacky belts or something!
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Aida L. Arnaldy on November 4, 2002
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I bought this book more than 10 years ago.I have the 1972 version)Recently (this year) I started reading it and doing the projects.I have never done macrame before.To my surprise I have done the first 4 projects easily and fast.This is a wonderful book .Ms Bress is an excellent teacher.30 years and still great.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 2003
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I have been doing Macramé for quite some time and recently I have started to teach it as well. I own a number of Macramé books and I still think this is the best book for beginners to start out with. The illustrations for how to tie the knots are the best that I have seen and there are hundreds of ideas for projects.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stephany Keller on November 17, 2008
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Ok, I can't say enough about this book. It was my first book on macrame, and the one I still refer to most often. The directions for the beginning projects are very easy to follow, and the wealth of knot-knowledge to be gained (all explained with clear pictures and concise words) via this book is invaluable. The pictures of others' works are as inspirational as they are beautiful, and the more you work in this book, the more you realize you can make your own pieces of the same caliber. *Tons* of ideas dance on every page. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, passionate knothead, this book's a must. Seriously, all other macrame books out there pail in comparison, in my opinion. The hardest thing about macrame is trying to teach someone else how to do it, but Helene Bress does it with great ease. Simply brilliant.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 1999
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this book was really good...it really got me into macrame. i liked how it explained everything in detail. a must have for any macrame person.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Springerle on July 5, 2005
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Yes, this book is an excellent basic book, for people who are just knitting their first knots, which in this book are clearly explained, drawings included. So beginners, this is an ideal book. The book also offers instructions for some projects (not instructions for all of them), which could be inspiring. However, I think these projects belong to traditional art (folk art, I mean); they are not fashionable. Perhaps the challenge is to create up-to-date clothes from the basic knots.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ellen on July 27, 2005
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I really enjoyed this book on macrame. I learned a lot and find that many of the techniques which I had thought were difficult are really quite easy once you get the hang of it. My sister and I go through this book together and have a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in this hobby.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Tift on February 7, 2008
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As soon as I opened the cover I knew this book was perfect. On the front and back inside covers there are the pictures and how-tos for every knot for quick reference. It's full of great works of art for inspiration and easy in depth instructions for each knot later in the book. It is definitely what I was looking for and then some. I highly recommend it. :)
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