weaving and macrame love

July 1, 2016

by maryann moodie

by cold picnic

by emily katz

It took me awhile to try loom weaving (I wanted to make sure I really liked the looks of it and not because it was trendy), but once I did, I fell in love. I started doing macrame a few months ago, and fell in love with that too. Yep, they are both big trends in the craft world right now, but I love the texture in them and the different patterns that could be created. Plus, the process of both is so relaxing. It’s kind of like painting with yarn or cotton cording (I’ve used this one).

I want to make a large wall hanging for our home. I’m thinking something about 4′ by 3′ (or larger) and I’ll make a loom from a large canvas. I’ve made small looms from canvases I have picked up from Michaels, so I think I’ll try to see if one of their large ones will work as a frame. I’d love something large for our entry way or the big girls’ room. Once all this house renovation stuff is done, I can’t wait to move forward and get started on some creative projects.

What craft trends are you into right now?

This post is part of the Michaels Makers series. From tie-dyeing to lettering to tassels, pom poms and even unicorns, Michaels has everything you need for the latest and hottest DIY trends!

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2 comments on “weaving and macrame love”

  • Donna B. says:

    I have followed your blog for years, and loved it. Since you started doing sponsered post, the girls no longer wear as much vintage, and your writing for the companies, I just don’t enjoy it as much. Please know I am not bashing you, just miss the old style, it was much more you. And that is missed. Have a wonderful day…………

    • Rubyellen says:

      I don’t take is as bashing and at all, and I’m glad you feel this a safe place to be honest. 🙂 The older girls still wear vintage clothes from time to time, but we don’t document it as much. Glow, she doesn’t like vintage clothes (for whatever reason), so a lot of the smaller sized ones we have I have moved on to friends who appreciate the vintage clothes.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it means a lot.

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