Introducing Macrame Knots and Intricate Designs


Duration: 3 Hours

Price: £35

Run by: Mary Davies
at Knotty Pastimes

01366 388660

Hawthorn Road
Downham Market
Norfolk
PE38 9PN

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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 booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your 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.


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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.

- - #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.

- - #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

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #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 .

- - #9132

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

- - #9129

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

- - #8933

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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