In the world of creative expression and crafting, certain art forms experience a resurgence, capturing the hearts and hands of enthusiasts seeking tactile and visually appealing hobbies. Among these timeless crafts, macramé has emerged as the reigning star of 2024. Its blend of versatility, simplicity, and artistic potential has elevated it to the coveted title of “Craft of the Year.”

I have been doing macrame since 2016 and I have seen the trend growing and evolving over the past 8 years around the world.

I was one of the first macrame artists teaching this craft in the UK, now there are macrame workshops all over the country and it’s beautiful to see how everyone can access and learn macrame.

Macrame workshops

First Macrame Workshop by Isabella Strambio in Dubai 2016

Originating centuries ago, macramé gained popularity in the 1970s before slowly fading into the background of crafting trends. However, as creativity knows no bounds, this art form has made an astounding comeback, captivating modern crafters worldwide. Its appeal lies in the elegant knots and patterns created by using basic knotting techniques, offering endless possibilities for expression.

You can do more than just the classic plant holders with macrame!

You can make anything in macrame, once you learn the basic knots. From small or large wall hangings to jewellery, homeware, wedding backdrops & props to fashion statements and bags.

Macrame Projects from 'Your Macrame Community' by Isabella Strambio

projects from ‘Your Macrame Community’

1. Therapeutic and Relaxing

The rhythmic process of tying knots in macramé is inherently therapeutic. The repetitive motions allow practitioners to unwind, destress, and find solace in the creative journey. It’s a meditative art, offering a much-needed escape from the chaos of everyday life.

2. Accessibility and Simplicity

Unlike some crafts that demand intricate skills or expensive tools, macramé requires minimal supplies—just cord, hands, and a dash of creativity. Its simplicity makes it accessible to beginners while offering room for mastery and innovation for seasoned artisans.

3. Versatile and Customizable

From wall hangings and plant hangers to intricate jewellery and clothing accents, macramé seamlessly integrates into various facets of life. Its adaptability allows crafters to personalize every creation, infusing their unique style into each piece.

Popular Francesca Bag, pattern available here

For those intrigued by this art form, diving into the world of macramé can be an enriching experience. Learning the basic knots—such as the square knot, half-hitch, and lark’s head knot—is the first step towards mastering this craft.

It has been my calling since 2016 to share my love for macrame with people around the world.

Not only do I teach macrame to beginners, I have also created online courses specific to macrame makers who want to develop their macrame skills as well as one-off patterns.

If you love macrame, no matter what your level is, you will find something for you here.

Macrame Earrings

If you just discovered Macrame, welcome to the Macrame world!

Ready to learn macrame? I recommend you start with one of my FREE tutorials here.

If you want to make something larger and learn how to become a confident Macrame artist I recommend my first and signature online course ‘Become a Confident Macrame Artist’ here.

Like any skill, mastering macramé takes practice. Embrace mistakes as learning opportunities and allow your creativity to flourish.

‘Your Macrame Community’ is a membership perfect for people who want to access a library of macrame projects covering all the levels and types of macrame, including macra weave.

Finally, I recommend you join my mailing list HERE to take part in my 3-day Macrame Challenges that I run a couple of times a year.

Once you have learned macrame, it’s time to take your skills to the next level!

Improve your macrame skills with these curated macrame online courses

Macrame Bootcamp 1

Macrame Bootcamp 2

or take it one step further and immerse yourself in the macrame vibes and learning experience for 5 days at my Macrame Retreat HERE

Want to learn a one-off macrame?

Check the most popular Macrame Patterns here.
Isabella with a macrame lampshade
Isabella with a macrame lampshade in her studio

Beyond being a personal pastime, macramé has fostered a vibrant community of like-minded individuals sharing tips, patterns, and inspiration. Social media platforms and online forums serve as hubs for enthusiasts to showcase their creations, exchange ideas, and support one another’s creative journeys.

I offer two macrame communities.

‘Your Macrame Community’ with 2 new Macrame projects each month and access to a library of over 100+ Macrame tutorials.

or my IG subscription for exclusive macrame tutorials HERE.

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of creative expression, macramé stands tall as the craft of choice for 2024. Its simplicity, therapeutic nature, and boundless creative opportunities have reignited the passion for handmade artistry. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a novice seeking a new hobby, learning macramé opens a door to a world of artistic fulfillment and community engagement.

So, why not pick up a spool of cord, learn a few knots, and try one of my FREE macrame projects here and embark on your own macramé adventure?

Dive into this timeless craft and discover the joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands.

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  • Check out my FREE macrame resources page here
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Macramé: The 2024 Craft of the Year