👸Traveling is an enriching form of education - there’s subjects all around us to learn about. Incorporating activities that we love during this has been all about what suits where we are going and what we are doing. Today my little queens have been making their own nature crowns, adding to it as we go exploring. 🌿🌸🌼🍃🍂
"Sailors made macramé objects in off hours while at sea, and sold or bartered them when they landed, thus spreading the art to places like China and the New World. Nineteenth-century British and American sailors made hammocks, bell fringes, and belts from macramé. They called the process "square knotting" after the knot they used most frequently. Sailors also called macramé "McNamara's lace".
"One of the earliest recorded uses of macramé-style knots as decoration appeared in the carvings of the Babylonians and Assyrians. Fringe-like plaiting and braiding adorned the costumes of the time and were captured in their stone statuary. Macramé traveled from north Africa to Spain with the Moors, and as a result of this conquest it spread, firstly to France, and then throughout Europe."
The primary knots of macramé are the square knot (a variant of the reef knot) and forms of "hitching": various combinations of half hitches. It was long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships."
Handmade Macramé Bunting for Sale! 🌿 •
So much can be personalised with this piece, it can be worked up smaller/bigger, and also the flags can be left separate etc.. •
Each individual flag measures W 4inch, H 6inch. (With an additional 2cm of rope in between each flag to adjoin them). • The whole piece measures horizontally 3ft 10inch, flag to flag.
Been busy cutting down some foraged natural wood today, all dried out so just some more sanding down on the ends to do to soften them up! These will be perfect for creating gorgeous natural Wall Hangings 🌿
It's such a great feeling being able to reclaim fallen branches to turn them into beautiful much loved pieces, if you'd like a hanging please message me soon as limited supply on wood for now 🌲 •