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9/15/17

Book Review: Modern Macramé by Justine Vasquez.

Modern Macramé by Justine Vasquez

As I recently started bringing tender plants inside to their designated windowsill spots I felt inspired to redecorate some of the pots. The idea I had in mind was to find a way to "dress them up" a little using just a few materials in the process. It happened like this...

The "Modern Macramé " by Justine Vasquez book review proposal came just at the right time! The title and a Mini Plant Hanger project in the book made it irresistible to pass. A DIY like this seemed to be the perfect solution to my pots "dress up" project.
I have always been curious about Macramé a so called hippie textile art made with knotting from the 60's and 70's. Believe it or not I read that it goes even further back in time. Victorians loved it as well and had beautiful Macrame lace. The truth is that it dates all the way back to the 13th century! Macramé has been trending for quite some time and has been spotted in many house decor accessories this year.

"Modern Macramé " comes beautifully presented inside a box with a supplies kit.  
The white cord provided was strong enough and was easy to work with it when knotting.
Confession: for a novice like me the thought of having the chance to undo knots in case of possible (quite possible...I did!) mishaps was such a relief!
There is a section in the book where instructions for all knots are provided with photos. 

Macrame Hanging Plant Pot Holders by Gabriela Delworth

Two dark blue ceramic planters I already had at home seemed just perfect to use for this project. I made Macramé plant hangers for them in two different lenghts. Don't you love the contrast of the dark blue and white? I filled them up with sedums. The supplies kit that comes with the book also brings beads in two colours. I decided to pair them up and elevate the look of knots on one plant hanger. Used stainless nuts from the hardware store on the other one. 

Modern Macramé by Justine Vasquez

Book description:
Modern Macramé by Justine Vasquez -10 Simple Projects to Enhance Your Home

September 19, 2017                                                                                               

Macramé is making a big comeback, and this kit provides exciting and attractive projects inspired by classic favorites, like an owl hanging, and a market shoulder bag. This is macramé for a new generation, though, and includes modern twists like coasters and a customizable hanging shelf. Includes 10 elegant designs, step-by-step instructions, an introduction on knot tying techniques, and all the supplies needed to create a mini plant hanger and a mini wall hanging. 


DISCLAIMER:
I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated. 
The comments, opinions and observations expressed are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hello! My name is Gabriela Delworth. I write a creative lifestyle blog about DIY, Home and Garden improvements, projects and décor, Crafts. 

Mission: to inspire you

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