Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for....Macrame

I was volunteering not too long ago at a casino, and I was chatting with a friend, who is very crafty, and she happened to mention she used to macrame.  I was like, "Wow...there's a word I haven't heard in forever," and we had a laugh over it (we are pretty close in age).  I think most households would have had a macrame plant hanger in their living room sometime throughout the 1970s.

I did a quick Google search, and there's no denying that it can produce beautiful results...or perhaps macrame has changed since 1975.

And for anyone who doesn't know what the heck macrame's pronounced mak-ra-may and according to Wikipedia, "...macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting."

So there you go.  Another type of art that may be undiscovered by anyone under the age of 30 or so.

Seriously...everyone had a macrame plant hanger....everyone!

 I am reasonably certain one of my aunts had similar macrame owls.


  1. AtoZ visiting...You are right. I haven't heard that word in awhile, but I see samples of the art while out antiquing on weekends. Its a lost skill. I had a neighbor who sold these at every fair and event our community had to help support her family. She had great designs.

    1. If I needed another hobby, I would consider taking it up. It actually looks kinda fun :)

  2. I love macrame. I've always wanted to learn to do it, but never taken the time. Do you or have you ever done macrame?