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The New Macrame: Contemporary Knotted Jewelry and Accessories Paperback – June 30, 2001
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However, if I squinted a little, that aromatherapy bottle cover could have been a plant hanger of the 1960s. And the "Y" necklace still has it's roots in the 1960s hairy hemp and big ol' E beads. And that's my main objection to the book. It's not really new.
The square knot, half knot, lark's head, and half hitch aren't new. Using wire is new, but one ring and one set of earrings doesn't qualify the book as "new." Showing the old knots with new materials--Conso, Stringth, or colored art wire would have given the reader a useful comparison. But that isn't in the book.
The descriptions are shown, both with a line drawing and a photograph, and for the person with experience, that's enough. But for someone new to macrame, each knot diagram could have had one more stage, half way through, shown. This book makes the mistake many user's manuals make--the writers don't pay attention to the needs of the audience. If it's a book for beginners, more steps are needed. If it's a book for advanced knot-tiers, give us advanced projects.
The titles of the projects are also off-putting. Who wants to make a "Yuppie Puppy Leash and Collar"? And why would you call an earring pattern "Take Two Earrings and Call Me in The Morning"? or a belt a "Fringe Benefit Belt"?Read more ›
Clearly, this medium needs a modern muse to reposition macrame for the future. Until then, this art form will continue to represent the worst of 1970s culture.
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Not the macramé I used to make. Instructions rely on clasps rather that knots that can be changed. Instructions poorly written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by qualityowl
I was amazed at this book. I expected a paperback or something and received a hardbound book and I never expected this quality.Published 6 months ago by Riki Neagle
Great book for beginning macrame- excellent projects with good instruction and photos. Love this book!Published 7 months ago by Tawny
Really enjoyed this book. Nice variety of projects. Easy to follow instructions on knots.Published 18 months ago by Fern Oldham