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How to care for your gorgeous and elegant macrame? Dive into Isabella Strambio’s complete guide on how to look after your macrame.

How to care for your macrame

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Isabella Strambio with a macrame mandala

The macrame retreat 2024 is a transformative experience: a journey of creativity, connection, and courage led by Isabella Strambio.

Macrame Retreat 2024

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Macrame is the craft of the year and it’s time for you to join the 2024 trend and learn macrame, or take it to the next level.

Macramé: The 2024 Craft of the Year

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Do you want to take your creative business to new heights? Here are my top six collaboration ideas to elevate your creative business.

TOP 6 collaboration ideas for your creative business

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women making pottery

Discover the transformative power of supportive communities. Explore seven ways creative businesses thrive in supportive communities.

7 Ways Creative Businesses Thrive in Supportive Communities

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women on a creative meetup

Isabella Strambio’s macrame Christmas guide on everything you need to know to learn and make beautiful macrame ornaments this Christmas.

2023 Macrame Christmas Guide Designed For Creatives

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Isabella Strambio’s personal experience of moving her online courses from Teachable to Thrivecart and the reasons why she made the switch.

From Teachable to Thrivecart

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Explore ten creativity quotes, backed by Isabella’s creative experience, that can serve as your guiding light in moments of creative blocks.

10 Quotes to Awaken Your Creativity During Creative Blocks

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Isabella Strambio will show you how to incorporate mini macrame stockings into your festive decor.

Macrame Christmas Stockings: 7 festive ways to use them

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pictures displaying 3 ways of using christmas stockings made of macrame

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift to delight the macrame lover or creative person in your life, look no further! A curated list of Isabella Strambio’s top five Christmas gifts ideas!

Top 5 Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Macrame Lovers: Isabella Strambio’s Christmas Picks

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Isabella will take you on a journey exploring the power of email marketing and share tips on how to create a successful campaign that will help your small business thrive.

Building and Nurturing a Mailing list: Why is Crucial for Small Creative Business Success – a Beginners’ Guide.

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Building a thriving mailing list is essential for any business, artist, or maker seeking to expand their reach, nurture relationships, and drive conversions.

In this blog, I will unveil my top three opt-in ideas that will supercharge your mailing list and 7 others that I highly recommend to help you skyrocket your subscribers on your mailing list.

Top 3 Opt-in Ideas to Skyrocket Your Mailing List

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Macrame Christmas isn’t just a collection of 24 macrame projects; it’s a journey into sustainable crafting, it’s about carving precious mindful moments for yourself, and the joy of making something beautiful with your own hands.

Wrap Your Home in Macrame Magic: 3 Trendy Macrame Christmas Projects from my Latest Book

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Macrame Christmas cover book by Isabella Strambio

Isabella Strambio shares a guide showing 11 ways you can make money from your art.

11 ways to make money from your craft

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Have you ever wondered what goes into the creative process of a macrame artist? Macrame artist and author Isabella Strambio take us into her personal, and educational journey to explore the creative process of a macrame artist.

The Creative Process of a Macrame Artist

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a variety of macrame cords

In this guide, I’ll cover all the essential information you need to know about macrame plant hangers. From alternative items to put in the hangers besides plants, to choosing the best pots that fit securely and complement the macrame hanger’s weight limits, I’ve got you covered. Most people discover or associate macrame with plant hangers […]

Macrame Plant Hangers: all you need to know

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Macrame plant hanger guide poster

macrame tutorial to create a one of a kind macrame necklace using scraps by Isabella Strambio

Statement macrame necklace using scraps

Natural Dye

Natural dyed macrame necklace in natural and yellow shades

Isabella Strambio shares her experience of creating a custom large macrame installation for a London Townhouse

Macrame for a London Townhouse

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Isabella Strambio takes us on a modern journey back into the 70’s home decor style inspired by Netflix popular show Daisy Jones & The Six.

Daisy Jones & The Six inspired home decor

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Billy and Camilla from Daisy Jones and the six tv series with a macrame wedding backdrop

Isabella Strambio invites Mindfulness Facilitator Paola Pani to share her top tips on how to awaken your creativity.

How to Awaken your Creativity

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Macrame artist and teacher Isabella Strambio discovered two new macrame tools that will help your making process smoother.

Secret tools of a macrame artist

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Macrame-cross-stitching wall hanging-by-Isabella-Strambio

I have been making macrame since 2016, I fell in love with this craft from the very first knot!  I was so addicted to macrame and the benefit of this craft that I felt a calling to share it with others. It started with a few friends and colleagues and then in October 2016 I […]

5 Reasons To Learn Macrame

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I have gathered my best macrame colleague around the globe to ask them about their predictions on the macrame trend for 2023.

Macrame Trends in 2023

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Macrame Trend 2023 showing a macrame black clutch a macrame rug and a macrame wall hanging in natural fibre

I’m proud to announce the publishing of my secondo book “Macrame Jewellery” inspired by all the wonderful creative women I have met during my macrame journey and a celebration of them.

Macrame Jewellery- My NEW book

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Macrame Necklace from the book Macrame Jewellery Book by Isabella Strambio

Many of my students that join my 12-week group program ‘From Creative Overwhelm to Business Success‘ struggle to decide on a name for their creative business. A bit like naming a baby, you want to make sure to get it right! Today I want to share my top tips on how to pick a timeless […]

How to name your creative business

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Isabella Strambio bio picture for her book

A simple and easy-to-follow macrame Christmas tree pattern. Ideal for anyone trying macrame for the very first time.

Best DIY Macrame Christmas tree decoration 2023

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I am so excited to introduce you to the ultimate Macrame Community Christmas Guide 2022 for art & craft lovers. The guide offers a collection of stunning macrame DIY KITS, home decor, Christmas decorations and stocking fillers to treat yourself and the people that you love.  Unique gifts that fit every budget, taste & style […]

Macrame Community Christmas Guide 2022

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Macrame Gift Guide with a white macrame stocking by Isabella Strambio

October 2022- The reality is that we are going through a challenging time, we have been for the past few years and it seems like it is not ending anytime soon. It’s easy to get caught up in the media’s negative narrative and forget how well you have done in the past 3 years. I […]

5 ways you can thrive in a time of uncertainty

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Isabella macrame cabin at Goodwood Revival 2022

SIX expert tips on how to decorate home interiors with macrame, by modern macrame artist Isabella Strambio. Just recently I was asked to contribute to a Redfin’s article together with other talented artists and designers from all over the world where I gave my tips on selecting accent pieces for small spaces, will you guess […]

Six tips on how to decorate interiors with macrame

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Mini macrame wall hanging in cream and terracotta

An evergreen collection of my most popular Halloween Macrame projects, some of which have the flexibility to be adapted for other seasons! From yours truly, Isabella Strambio.

Halloween Macrame Projects – 2024 Edit

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Macrame ghost, pumpkin, hanger and bat

After the success of last year’s blog post, ‘Different ways to use a macrame plant hanger’ I have thought to share a similar post about Different ways to use a macrame table runner. Macrame table runners take longer to make, for example, the one I did during Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas TV show in the UK […]

Different ways to use a macrame table runner

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Here I want to share with you my favourite Macrame Summer Projects.

Macrame Summer Projects

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I don’t know you, but I love to switch things around my house, I have a particular spot that I love to play with, the fireplace in the living room. Do you have a special corner? I thought to share with you how you can use macrame in the various seasons to style different corners […]

How to style macrame #Spring

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Macrame styled for Spring

You all found me via different social media and sometimes I forget to remind you of ALL the ways you can start and improve your Macramé skills with me.
Below is the list of the 13 ways you can improve your Macramé from beginners(B), intermediate (I) to advanced (A) level.

13 ways to improve your macrame skills

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Macrame vest made from grey sting and wooden beads detail

The moment you have a new experience which you feel to the deepest core of your being you are able to evolve discovering a new layer of your light. Authenticity comes naturally in each of your identities without betraying yourself because remember by being faithful to your values -which also with time can change – you are authentic to each one of them! 

How to be an authentic creative

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Let’s talk about creativity, my favourite subject!
r the lucky few that were born with it, but I am telling you everyone is creative whether you call yourself an artist or not, and you have just forgotten how to use it. Maybe you were shamed, maybe you were told you were not good enough or that it was just silly to even think you needed to carve time for yourself for such mundane activities. 

5 ways creativity can boost your life

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Selection of various materials and textures

I have always wanted to make an XL macrame beach bag, the bag where you can throw in all the towels, straw hats and your favourite book. I was very excited when Bobbiny_UK sent me one of their latest products, the 9mm 3-ply cord. The quality is always superb as well as their colour selection […]

XL Macrame Beach Bag

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Macrame beach bag

Owning my own business is one of my biggest accomplishments and it has been an incredible journey. Like most of you, it started as a hobby and as the passion grew I started looking into how to turn it into a business. Once I started my side hustle I then began to look into how […]

TOP 3 TIPS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED MY BUSINESS

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Isabella Strambio making macrame in her studio

A simple macrame angel to decorate your Christmas tree and home this festive season.

Macrame angel

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Macrame Angels

This project is a collaboration with Hobby Craft. I have been working on various fabulous macrame projects with them over the past few years, but this has certainly been the most enjoyable even though it’s also been the most time-consuming. To make this beautiful macrame playhouse I have used over 1800 meters of strings and […]

Macrame Playhouse

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Macrame Playhouse

I can’t just sit still and watch, it’s just no me, so yesterday I made a macrame wreath with the peace sign. It’s my way to express what I feel with what I have. Macrame and flowers.

Macrame peace wreath

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Macrame+flowers peace wreath

How many macrame plant hangers can you have? Never enough! If you are a plant lover, macrame hangers are great to add more plants to your interiors and also a great way to spread them around your rooms. If you are not good a keeping your plants alive, you can find some great artificial indoor […]

Different ways to use a macrame planter

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Macrame plant hanger from a wooden wall hook and flowers

If you are a macrame artist like me I am sure you have lots of macrame pieces. I have been asked often: how do I store my macrame? As you make more and more macrame for your small business you need to find ways to store them properly to keep them fresh and dust-free. You […]

How to store your macrame

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How to store macrame

As your love for macrame grows and you find yourself creating more frequently, you will also want to invest in more tools. I picked three tools from my kit that I guarantee will enhance your macrame experience and make the process easier on your body. Macrame is a wonderful craft and what’s even better is […]

3 macrame tools that will instantly change the way you work

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Macrame studio

This year I wanted to share a macrame heart wall hanging tutorial, not just for Valentines but for any occasion. Here in the UK, we are in lockdown #3 and I feel it’s so important to share little gifts with people we care to show them how much we love them, even though we can’t […]

Macrame heart wallhanging

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