The latest craze for Loom bands (my daughter made me those shown above) reminded me of a craft that I first learnt at primary school, Macrame. I remember a small group of us were taught how to make a belt and possibly an owl, memory not so sure on that bit, and I included beads etc. I made it with good quality string and I had that belt for years and years, never wore it as it was too big. We worked to a pattern rather than body measurements.
Yesterday was unfortunately a wash out as we were caught on the edge of the severe storm that caught the south coast and our planned trip to Brighton was called off. Just a dash to the shop for milk and bread was carried out. So what to do. Sophie had bought her loom bands and loom and we called in to the toy shop the day we arrived to get a few more (would not want her to run out!) and I saw these......
So yesterday I spent time trawling through You tube finding ways to learn just a few knots. Sophie had done some last year with Brownies but had forgotten. So we both sat down and had a bit of us time.
However, as you know, when you search on You tube you often get links to other similar crafts and here popped up the macrame. I thought why not try the scoubie threads (made of hollow plastic) to do macrame with and so the below bracelet emerged.
A knot and loop fastening applied it is now sitting on my wrist to see how it lasts.
I did start a box knot but lost interest as the draw of macrame came forth and I found the Macrame School channel which had loads of ideas.
So with some examples made and stored away in my bag I am now off to work on something else for next year involving felt, one of my favourite materials.
Today is much better and we might venture to Brighton and see how it goes.
Has anyone else had a go at Loom Bands or are indeed wearing a bracelet made of them? Any closet Macrame makers out there with any tips?