Tying the Knot: Macramé Wedding Decor Is All the Rage

Local macramé artist Renata Stone of Knottery Fiber Art weaves wedding dreams with her one-of-a-kind, knotted works of art.

With twoolf July 26, 2017 Published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Park City Magazine

CALL IT A CRAFTY COMEBACK: macramé is having a moment. Today, the bohemian trend is moving beyond hanging plant holders (although we dig those, too) and weaving its way into modern weddings, whether used to create an organic altar or textural bouquet wrap. Just look to these custom pieces by local macramé artist Renata Stone, owner of Knottery Fiber Art, for proof.

Stone got the crafty itch while planning her own wedding on a tight budget. “I made everything for it, from the paper flowers to the décor and even the food,” she recalls. Her DIY efforts paid off: Her nuptials were featured on numerous wedding blogs, and photos from the big day have been pinned more than 55,000 times. After the confetti had settled, she felt a creative void, so she picked up photography, and then fiber art.

Most of her macramé work consists of commissioned pieces for homes, but she’s also made ceremony backdrops for weddings (like the one pictured above), as well as favors and tablescape details. She says macramé décor helps create a cozy, hygge-inspired atmosphere. “For the past few years in design, we’ve seen a very minimal, almost sparse aesthetic, which is timeless and beautiful but can feel a bit sterile at times,” she says. “I think textures like macramé introduce some warmth and help break up the monotony.”

Stone loves when couples want an item that they can incorporate into their celebration and their abode, like one couple who requested a macramé backdrop for their vows and later hung the piece above their bed. “I would love to make an oversize chandelier-style installation above a ceremony site,” she muses, too. “Unfortunately, I haven’t found anyone interested in that yet.” Any takers?

Photographs courtesy of Knottery Fiber Art