Anyone else or is it just me?
I do not actually have any macrame but I would really like some!
And actually, getting to know Isabella Strambio has made me realise that with a wee bit of effort and some patience I can actually make some myself, which is something I would absolutely love to do.
I love her pale, soothing colours. Many of her designs use gorgeous natural materials…
She has made it very simple to get started. She offers a super library of free macrame tutorials and instructions for basic macrame knots; perfect for beginners.
If you want to go a bit further you can sign up for one her her many online courses and tutorials tat she offers for beginners, intermediate, and advanced macrame makers here. She can even help you turn your hobby into a business. She runs a curated group program for macrame makers that want to turn their passion into a profitable business.
I am lost in admiration for Isabella, I know that she originally trained as an interior designer but in 2016 she discovered macrame by chance and from that very first knot, fell in love and has made a successful career of her passion!
You can buy a signed copy of her book, Macrame For The Modern Home here.
As you know we are house hunting and looking hard for our next home. We are trying to remain calm and patient, but whatever happens, natural materials will be a MAJOR feature in our next home, as they were in our last. We have been reading about ‘Japandi‘ – the biggest interior trend for 2021, where Scandi minimalism meets Japanese minimalism. In terms of the principles of the Interior Design Toolkit, a gentle crossover between contemporary, oriental and rustic. This will be a slight change for Doug and I, as in our last home we were coastal/rustic.
Basically, this time, I am thinking that a very large piece of macrame might take pride of place.