Remember that macramé owl your hippie aunt had hanging on her wood-paneled living room wall? You may find yourself asking her if she still has it as this ’70s-era knot-tying craft is back in full force. Both mainstream companies and local hobbyists are jumping on the bandwagon to satisfy their yearning for soft, boho-inspired, tied-knot home décor as focal points for soothing, modern interiors. New-school macramé pieces range from traditional wall hangings and plant holders to mod interpretations of headboards, chunky rugs, panels, and woven chair seats.
While it’s easy to simply go online and order macramé from West Elm or Urban Outfitters, weaving and tying your own unique piece can be an artful way to bring tradition and creativity into your home, with a unique connection to the natural world. So says Salt Lake City macramé artist Claudia Hanson of KnotOnomy. “Weaving with knots transports and inspires me and makes me think about where this Arabic practice began,” says Hanson, who sells her macramé products and posts notices for her local macramé workshops on her Etsy page. You can also find online macramé how-to classes at modernmacrame.com. So what are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to channel your inner earth child and tie one on.