Monday, November 30, 2009


I've recently been following Tatyana Fedorikhina who calls her blog "meh-crame" and I adore her micro-macrame work!

Look how vibrant and lacy this sunflower is:
She has such a flair for combining what looks like bobbin lacework with double half hatch sequences to create a wonderful interplay of delicate and sturdy sections.

I love how she intersperces seed beads within the rows of double half hitches. This adds a pleasing (well, at least to my eyes) texture that adds dainty points of sparkle.

Here's another great combination of knots; in the petals of the central flower she combines vertical double half hitches with horizontal ones. It looks as if the vertical ones are folded over to frame the horizontals, and set against a background of basketweave:

Check out her store on Etsy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sturdy but Lightweight - What's Not to Love?

I saw a miniature version of this chair in a museum in Paris last week. If you just happen to have an extra $3890 lying around (perhaps newly discovered from under those sofa pillows), pick up Dutch artist Wanders' Knotted Chair which is macramé knotted carbon and aramide fiber cord, and is sturdy but light enough to lift with one hand. Available at Minima, 118 N. Third St in the fair city of Philadelphia.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

City of Craft: Installation Artist Lizz Aston

Oh hey, sorry about the long absence. I've been gallivanting around Europe for the past few weeks visiting friends in Oslo, Paris and Kiel.

Lizz Aston, Artist-in-Residence in the Craft Department at Harbourfront in Toronto has created some macrame works for their annual City of Craft Show.