Learn how to make a super cute bow-knot with Christine of Share The Knot and discover 10 amazing free Macrame patterns for baskets, necklaces, bracelets, and more!
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From pretty Macrame baskets and garlands to cute bracelets and keychains, Share The Knot offers beginner-friendly step-by-step tutorials for all the popular Macrame projects!
Christine also sells some amazing patterns for Macrame necklaces and wall hangings in her Etsy store so make sure to check them out!
I’m so happy and honored I had a chance to talk to Christine and ask her all about her journey into becoming such a talented Macrame artist and teacher.
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Meet Christine from Share The Knot
Hi everyone, my name is Christine and I live in Athens, Greece!
I studied Historical and Political Sciences and as a postgraduate Mental Health Promotion in Medical School of Athens.
I used to work as a teacher but due to a health issue and covid situation I had to quit my job. Now I run my own business and I am a full-time fiber artist!
What was your process in becoming a macrame artist?
I grew up in a family with a strong artistic background since both of my parents were involved in painting and craftsmanship.
At a young age, I started experimenting with different materials and creating crafts and as I grew older, I started learning different techniques such as crocheting and knitting from my mother and grandmother.
Here in Greece, the art of traditional crocheting passes from one generation to another. Crochet is part of the culture and daily life of women where the famous “semedaki” has its place in every home.
Wanting to expand my knowledge in the field of fiber arts I started reading vintage books and magazines. That’s how I discovered the art of macrame and from the first moment, I was fascinated by knots, volumes, and textiles!
I wasted no time, got my first ropes, and made my first macrame project which was a coaster!
What do you love most about macrame?
What I love most about macrame is that it has endless possibilities and that you can work with different materials to get a unique outcome.
It’s also like meditation as it contributes to the empowerment of mental health by being a creative way out of everyday problems.
What are your favorite projects to create?
I love creating macrame wedding backdrops as it’s a great chance to make couples’ dreams come true while being a part of the most important day of their lives.
I also love macraweaving projects which combine macrame art with weaving to create eye-catching projects such as woven wall hangings, cushions, etc.
What kind of material/types of cord do you like to work with?
I work mostly with 4mm single-strand cotton rope, but I also love working with natural and earthy fibers such as raffia, sisal rope, jute cord, and coconut rope!
What inspires you to come up with new projects?
My source of inspiration is nature, architecture, and the contrasts of urban landscapes. Greece has many many islands and wonderful beaches so on every trip I make, I collect natural sea-shaped driftwoods, shells, pebbles, etc that inspire me to create my macrame projects.
Also, I am blessed to live at the foot of a mountain, so I enjoy taking long walks every now and then. I love being outside, feeling the air, watching the light around me, the way it dances through the trees and branches. This makes me feel alive and helps me envision the projects to come.
What’s your favorite thing about teaching macrame?
What I like most about teaching is that I have the ability to help people learn the art of macrame and inspire them to create beyond their comfort zones.
I get excited when I see people get creative with an idea or alteration I showed. My favorite part of teaching is when all these people send me photos sharing their projects full of pride and joy for their amazing accomplishments.
Sharing and teaching the knots is definitely a part of me, and part of my everyday life!
A few months ago, I decided to open My YouTube channel Share The Knot and since then I have had the chance to share all my ideas with all these beautiful people out there!
Do you have a favorite Macrame artist?
What are your best tips for beginners?
If you are new to macrame I suggest starting with a couple of basic patterns and knots such as Square Knot or Double Half-Hitch Knot.
Then, choose a basic beginner pattern and first make a sample of it. Generally, it is very helpful to make a sample collection with your favorite macrame designs.
This way you will practice with new knots and you will be able to make an estimate of how much rope you will need in a larger scale project for each and every pattern.
You can also attend a workshop or a seminar, read macrame books and vintage magazines to elaborate your knowledge and techniques. You can also find dome beautiful project classes in my Etsy shop!
Don’t forget to create with your soul and let your creativity flow because that’s the best part of this journey!
What products do you sell in your shop?
In my Etsy shop, you will find macrame project classes, kits, physical artworks like macrame wall hangings, weaving projects, and macrame supplies!
Can you recommend us your favorite products for beginners?
Definitely! Here they are:
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Macrame Patterns by Share The Knot
Are you ready to get creative? Here are 10 super stylish Macrame patterns by Share The Knot. We can’t wait to see your beautiful creations!
Easy Macrame Basket
Sliding Knot Macrame Bracelet
Mini Macrame Basket
Macrame Butterfly Knot (Decorative)
Festive Macrame Garland
Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging
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