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Introducing Macrame Knots and Intricate Designs

Sampler wall hanging

About the Course

This Macramé workshop will introduce you to the versatility and fascination of this ancient craft of knotting cords into intricate designs - using one's fingers. For complete beginners or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge and skill, it can be tailored to your own project interests or previous experience.

I provide tuition in a relaxed, informal setting at times and dates to best suit you. Numbers are limited to ensure maximum attention. For 2-3 persons the workshop is £35 per person or £45 for individual tuition.

Making a small wall-hanging sampler, you will:
- Learn the basic knots and how to follow a pattern
- Practise tips and techniques to create your own designs
- Obtain ideas for your own projects to make at home from a variety of ready-made items on display and a range of pattern books to browse through.

Macrame, enjoying a popular revival, is easy to learn with simple techniques and minimal equipment. Work progresses quickly and items with intricate designs are limitless including fashion accessories, jewellery, home decor, baskets, 3-D animal art and festive decorations. Macramé designs are also becoming widespread in Mixed Media creations.

As a qualified tutor I ran a number of Macramé courses in it's former hey-day of the late 1970's and 80's and have continued to be involved in various knotting projects during the years since. Nowadays with such an exciting range of cords available, the art of Macramé is enjoying it's revival.

I will be delighted to answer any queries and provide further information if you would like to give me a call direct or by clicking on the Contact form above.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials used at the workshop are included in the cost.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.


Mary Davies at Knotty Pastimes
Hawthorn Road
Downham Market
PE38 9PN
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A couple of days ago I did this course and it was everything I could have hoped for. Mary is very lovely and was well prepared for my visit. Mary had listened well to what I had mentioned I would like to know and we didn't waste any time cracking on and getting hands on with the macrame. I am now inspired and confident that I can continue on and develop my craft. Thank you so much for your time Mary. It was lovely chatting with you.

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- - #28882

My partner Andrew & I both had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon learning Macrame with Mary.

Mary taught us some of her in depth knowledge of Macrame in a very relaxed atmosphere, she was extremely patient and made us feel very welcome with tea and biscuits throughout the afternoon.

We both left feeling we had gained huge confidence in wanting to make more Macrame products and cannot thank Mary enough for her inspiration.

Would highly recommend this course.

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- - #25689

Two friends and I had a very enjoyable time learning and re learning the craft of macrame. Mary was patient and so helpful. We are all planning to carry on with this new found craft. The refreshments Mary provided were also excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Mary and her macrame!

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- - #22404

Mary is a wonderfully kind, experienced and patient teacher. She explained each of the key knots and guided us through each stage of the sample with marvellously clear instructions, and with tea and biscuits too! It was a lovely afternoon. As a complete beginner, it was a delight to see my sampler take shape so fast, and felt I had learned a new skill by the end of the afternoon. I'm now excited to experiment with Macramé designs and planning my next Macramé project!

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- - #22217

I spent a very enjoyable afternoon learning about macrame with Mary. She is a very experienced and patient teacher and I can’t wait to start experimenting.

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- - #21854

Mary is a wonderful, friendly and patient teacher of macrame and lots of fun to be around. I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday learning this ancient craft. Under Mary's expert guidance I soon completed a pretty sampler to take home with me. I wasn't rushed and there was plenty of tea and biscuits!

I can’t recommend this course highly enough. Being a florist I can easily see how this technique can be adapted into my own work using wires, wool and cords. I can't wait to start experimenting. Thank you Mary and wishing you lots of success for the future.

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- - #21418

I had a wonderful afternoon with Mary knotting and nattering! She is a master of this great craft. I already had a basic understanding of some of the knots which enabled us to jump ahead to knots I was unfamiliar with and by the end of our session I had accomplished them! You tube is great for learning but its so good to get away from the screen and learn first hand.Thank you Mary

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- - #21392

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Mary is incredibly skilled and inspiring. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn macrame

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- - #19628

Myself and my two teenage daughters completed this workshop with Mary yesterday. Mary was a good teacher, and generously provided us with tea and biscuits. She gave us 1:1 support and all three of us were very pleased with the little wall hangings we made and brought home. My daughters have instructed me to buy macramé materials so they can make more, which will hopefully get them off their phones and ipads. Thank you Mary.

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- - #19477

Mary is fantastic. Her knowledge of macrame is 2nd to none.
I had never tried macrame before and had no idea what to expect, I bought the course as a present for my mum and we both attended. We have started getting crafty so this sounded perfect.
It was a lovely relaxed afternoon, and Mary was so patient with us.
I learnt a lot and found it easy, because of Mary’s instruction. We both had a lovely sampler to take home and have since created wall hangings and plant holders.
It was a lovely afternoon, we both learnt a new skill and Mary provided the most yummy biscuits.
I would advise anybody to give it a go.

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- - #18749

I have recently spent a wonderful afternoon learning macrame and completing a sampler to take away with me. I can’t recommend this course highly enough. Mary is a marvellous teacher and a delight to be around. A thoroughly enjoyable course!

Thanks very much Mary.

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- - #17344

I spent the morning with Mary today and it was wonderful. I was made to feel very at home and relaxed. The wall hanging I made and brought home made me very proud having never attempted anything like this before.
I now have the macrame bug and hope to attend a workshop by Mary soon.
Thank you Mary.

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- - #13500

Went to Marys home today with a little knotting skills ans after a very plesaent time came away with a wall hanging and a lot better understanding of the knots and how to read macrame patterns. We have bought some cord from Mary and we are planning to go again for her monthly drop in sessions

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- - #13281

I had a lovely experience learning Macrame with Mary. I travelled down from Derby with my boyfriend and Mary made us feel so welcome. I learn't a lot and have started making my own jewellery straight away. Mary is kind and patient and really knows her stuff! She had also taken the time to pick out jewellery ideas and suggestions from books she already had and gave me great advice on where I can buy the supplies I need. Would certainly go back again to learn more with Mary.

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- - #11289

My daughter and I spent a lovely afternoon with Mary, learning how to knot a sampler. Mary is clearly very experienced in her chosen craft and an excellent tutor. She was especially supportive and patient with my daughter who often struggles to learn new crafts due to being left-handed. At the end of the session, we were both amazed at what we had managed to produce. I highly recommend this course.

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- - #10898

I have just completed a superb course delivered by Mary Davies focusing on Macrame.
Mary is a delight to work with and clearly has a huge depth of knowledge that she delivers with skill and enthusiasm.
I would certainly highly recommend this course and look forward to working with Mary again in the next few weeks.

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- - #10797

This course was one of the most enjoyable I have attended. Mary is a very good tutor and I was thrilled with the sampler I produced. It's good to see macrame making a comeback .

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- - #9132

A great introduction to Macrame. A lovely afternoon spent learning the basic knots and taking home a finished sampler.

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- - #9129

What an excellent course have learnt have to do a sampler..
will highly recommend this course

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- - #8933

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