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Introduction to Macrame

Introduction to Macrame

Course Provider: Knotty Pastimes

Contact Name: Mary Davies

Telephone: 01366 388660

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6 Hawthorn Road
Downham Market
PE38 9PN

Course Length: 3 Hours

Price: £35

5 star rating, 5 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


This workshop is designed to introduce you to the versatility and fascination of this ancient craft. 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.

Workshops are in a relaxed, informal setting and 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 £40 for individual tuition.

Macrame, enjoying a popular revival, is easy to learn with simple techniques and minimal equipment. Work progresses quickly and items with intricate designs to try at home are limitless including fashion accessories, home decor, baskets, 3-D animal art and festive decorations.

At the workshop you will:

- Learn the basic knots and how to follow a pattern
- Make to take home a small sampler wall hanging
- Practice tips and techniques to create your own designs
- Obtain ideas for your own projects from a variety of ready-made items on display and a range of pattern books to browse through.

As a qualified tutor I ran a number of macrame courses in it's former hey-day of the 1970's and 80's and have continued to be involved in various knotting projects during the years since. It is exciting to now be running new workshops to revive and pass on the skills of this fascinating craft to others.

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.

What's included in the price?

Materials and equipment used at the workshop are included in the cost, but please bring your own tape measure and scissors to work with.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.

Want to review this course?

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.


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.


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 .


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


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


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