About the author
Lucy Hopping graduated with a degree in Textile Crafts and now works as an art and craft product developer in the toy industry, designing and developing craft kits for children. This has taken her to UK and international trade fairs and to showrooms and factories in the Far East. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys making stitched, crocheted, and knitted products to sell online and at local fairs. She is passionate about inspiring young people to get crafting as well as making items in her own right. She is the co-author of Handmade Glamping and a contributor to Crafting for Girls, both published by CICO Books. The author is based in London, UK.
A fresh and modern take on this ancient craft, here are 35 pretty and colorful macrame accessories to make.
Macrame is back! Adorn yourself with a gorgeous golden collar necklace, beaded bracelets, and boho-inspired earrings. Wrap your lucky stone in bright knots and make it into a pendant on a leather cord, turn your favorite fabric into a quirky macrame belt, or why not whip up sparkling friendship bracelets for all your friends, each one in a different color? Lucy Hopping has created a macrame project for every mood and outfit— there are chic and simple rings, a vivid feather necklace for festivals and carnivals, and delicate pearl and seed-bead bracelets to brighten up a work outfit or for a dinner date—each one will add a unique, hand-made touch to your wardrobe. All the projects are made with easy-to-learn macrame techniques and many of them use basic materials, such as embroidery floss, yarn, ribbon, and beads. Start with the simplest projects, and as your skill level improves, move on to make complex designs, guided every step of the way by clear step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and useful hints and tips.