Design Textiles & Craft adults Courses

Mastering Macrame

Louise Snook beg

Discover the simple and effective technique of using various knotting to create your own textured wall piece. Hone your skills while creating a beautiful piece to take home. Skills covered in the workshops will enable you to continue creating at home, whether it be a plant holder or other ornamental pieces.

Materials:-

  •  A materials fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • Beads (if you want to add them to your wall hanging)
  • Cord – between 2mm-6mm width (Bunnings or Spotlight) if you would like to bring your own colours. FAC has a selection that students can use
  • When selecting cord please consider the following:-
    • Composition – The material from which the macrame cord was made is very important. Fibers, such as hemp and jute, used to be very popular with macrame artists.
    • Strength – The strength of a macrame cord depends largely on its composition. A cord made from jute, leather, ribbon and nylon is strong.
    • Twist – The strength of the cord is determined by whether the individual strands of the material were twisted or braided in the manufacturing process. A braided macrame cord unravels less easily than a twisted cord.
    • Stiffness – A cord should be flexible enough to bend and curve according to the pattern’s requirements. If you are making a bracelet or necklace, a thinner macrame cord is needed. For example, an embroidery thread.
    • Texture –There are macrame cords that feel rough and may be irritating to the skin. Delicate and silky or rough and chunky.
    • Diameter or Width – The thickness of the macrame cord is usually indicated in millimeters (mm).
    • Amount or Quantity – The amount of the cord refers to the length of cord needed for the entire project. Some cords come in large rolls, while others (like leather straps) come in shorter lengths. For small necklaces, very little cord is required, for large knot designs using thick rope 20m of cord might be needed.

Tutor Louise Snook

Louise Snook is a prominent artist in WA for her work with textiles, whether as fashion pieces or as 3D art installations.

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