CraftJam Academy: Macrame Masterclass

  • CraftJam 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY, 10011 United States

Whether you want to create the wedding backdrop of your dreams or design whimsical home decor, this new CraftJam Academy is the ultimate immersion into the art of macrame. In two sessions you will learn basic knots, construction and design techniques to create your own custom wall hanging!

Macrame is the modern art of decorating with knots. The craft has been around for centuries and became popular in the 1970s. With new modern designs, macrame has made a comeback. As we have seen in so many home decoration blogs and magazines, Macrame wall decorations are a chic and elegant way to add texture to your home. Now you can make one yourself!

In two sessions, JamMaster Paige will introduce you to the basic techniques of macrame, provide you with an knot reference sheet and guide you through creating a unique wall-art piece. You will finish the workshop with a tutorial on digitizing your designs.

The curriculum:

1st week (3 hours) - May 2nd:

  • Introduction to macrame throughout history
  • Defining the difference between macrame and weaving
  • Techniques on basic knots (Half Knot / Twist Knot, Square Knot, Lark’s Head Knot, Half Hitch Knot, Double Half Hitch Knot, Josephine Knot, Wrap Knot, 3-, 4- and 5-Part Braids, Alternating Lark’s Head Knot)
  • Reviewing the composition of sample wall hangings & planning your own
  • Explore multiple concepts for your final art piece
  • Start knotting your final piece!

2nd week (3 hours) - May 9th:

  • Advanced techniques on knots, adding embellishments and designing wall hangings
  • Complete your final art piece
  • Introduction to other materials and embellishments
  • Further education and resource

We have created an extensive knot guide and prepared cool patterns for you to follow in this CraftJam Academy. After taking this class you will be able to follow other macrame patterns and apply these techniques to your own designs.

This class is beginner-friendly; no experience necessary! We will have all the supplies and materials ready for you. Also, we are BYOB friendly – because crafting is paired best with your favorite drink of choice!

Paige Haynes

Paige Haynes is a talented jewelry designer and crafter extraordinaire who loves to challenge herself to DIY anything. Her Macrame workshops have been hugely popular at CraftJam. See more or her designs on Instagram and website

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