Do you want to make some gorgeous Macrame home decor projects and spice up your wardrobe with a handmade Macrame bag? Macrame teacher Dan Soliman from Habit Made will show you exactly how to get started!
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Macrame Projects by Habit Made
Did you know the Macrame for Beginners Facebook Group has teamed up with some of the best online Macrame teachers to help you learn new knots and patterns?
One of them is the super talented Dan Soliman from the YouTube channel Habit Made who makes the most gorgeous Macrame home decorations and macrame bags!
Keep reading to discover how to make your own Macrame Hat Hammock, hanging shelf, envelope purse and extra large wall hangings!
Before we dive in, I had a little chat with Dan first and asked her all about her love for the art of knotting and her journey to becoming such a talented Macrame teacher!
Meet Macrame Teacher Dan Soliman
Hi everyone! I’m Dan Soliman, from the Philippines. I’m an advertising project manager by day and a Macrame artist and teacher by night.
I love how Macrame allows me to relax and meditate plus it’s the perfect outlet to channel my creativity!
What was your process in becoming a Macrame artist?
About 3 years ago, I got really fascinated with air plants or Tillandsia. I found a lot of tutorials on Youtube on how to make plant hangers for my air plant, so I decided to give it a try and totally fell in love with the craft!
When there was no more room in my home to hang any of my macrame plant hangers, I decided it was time to open my online store Habit Made.
What do you love most about Macrame?
What I enjoy most about Macrame is the intricate patterns and the handmade aesthetic of this craft. Especially in this modern age of manufactured products.
I see endless possibilities in doing Macrame, from home decorations to more practical items like tumbler holders, bags, and hammocks for example.
What Macrame project are you most proud of?
One of the projects I’m most proud of is the Habit’s Made Macrame bottle holder I created. The Sonder Tumbler Holder supports the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) initiative which encourages people to live more consciously by bringing their own water container.
What’s your favorite material to work with?
I work mostly with natural 5mm cotton Macrame cords. I buy all my materials from a local supplier here in the Philippines.
What inspires you to make these gorgeous projects?
When I need some inspiration for a project, I love to look at interior design websites to get the latest trends and modernize my work.
When I create a wall hanging or decorative piece for a client, I think of designs that fit the person’s personality and style. I also always make sure I know where the piece will be displayed to match their interior.
Do you have a favorite Macrame artist?
I really like Sally England. Her knotting style is so unique and I love the complexity of the patterns she creates.
What’s your favorite thing about teaching Macrame on YouTube?
My favorite thing about teaching Macrame on YouTube is that it allows me to connect with other fellow makers from all over the world and I get to share my love for knotting.
I feel so fulfilled when I read messages from people that I was able to help them create something beautiful. This definitely motivates me to teach and share more!
What are your best tips for beginners?
Don’t be afraid to experiment! The items you can create are limitless, even when you’re a beginner. And when you’re stuck, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
One amazing thing about this craft is the very supportive community that comes with it. You can find me, and many other makers and teachers in the Macrame for Beginners Facebook Group ready to help you out with all your questions!
Are you ready to make your own gorgeous Macrame projects? Keep scrolling to discover Dan’s best Macrame tutorials and get started right away!
If you want to buy or order one of Dan’s amazing handmade Macrame products you can shoot her a message on her Instagram and Facebook. Make sure to follow Habit Made on YouTube to never miss out on any new fun Macrame tutorials!
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DIY Macrame Dreamcatcher by Habit Made
DIY Macrame Handbag by Habit Made
DIY Macrame Cat Hammock by Habit Made
DIY Layered Macrame Wall Hanging by Habit Made
DIY Macrame Envelope Bag by Habit Made
DIY Macrame Hanging Shelf by Habit Made
DIY Macrame Plant Hanger by Habit Made
DIY Macrame Market Bag by Habit Made
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About Macrame for Beginners
Welcome to my blog macrameforbeginners.com, where I love to teach and inspire you to create your very own Macrame decorations.
New to Macrame? No worries, it’s super easy to learn! Check out my Macrame for Beginners Guides to quickly discover the basics and get started right away!
Watch my Latest YouTube Tutorial
This cute Macrame Rainbow / Semicircle wall hanging is super easy to make and only uses the square knot. Make sure to subscribe to the Macrame for Beginners YouTube channel for more fun beginner tutorials!