Create a beautiful intricate macrame pot hanger on handmade recycled copper stands. Learn how to do half hitch, flat knots, half knots and other various techniques. You will also be sent a virtual macrame knot booklet at the end so you can carry on making more at home.
Meet the tutor
Alice Hume is a Textile Artist and Weaver who graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in Woven Textile Design. She also had the opportunity to study Weaving at the Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, Sweden and in Osaka, Japan. She is a full-time Textile Artist at Hotwalls Studios where she creates contemporary Textile decor and runs workshops.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The workshop includes all materials. You will be provided with a handmade copper frame stand to work on. The workshop times are 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
This workshop is also suitable for children as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
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2 hours (11:00am to 1:00pm)
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, fabulous way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon.
Alice was excellent, so patient, online workshops must be quite a challenge especially for something so complicated.
I cannot recommend it enough, will definitely do another.
Really enjoyed this online course and thoroughly recommend it as a beginners entrance into Macrame.
I absolutely loved the macrame workshop with Alice, I had been meaning to get to one of her workshops for ages and I'm so happy I could finally make a session. Alice is so patient and really great at guiding people through the process. I felt so calm and mindful whilst knotting away and would encourage anyone to give it a try! Plus I have an amazing macrame hanging pot now in my home, I feel so proud every time I look at it!
A lot of time and care has been put into presenting this course. Photos are very clear (and lots of them to show each stage) and the explanations are excellent. My wall hanging actually looks like it should!
Highly recommend this course. I've learnt a lot and it's made me want to learn more!
Thank you for a really well organised and enjoyable course. Everything arrived in the post in good time and Alice sent reminders and clear instructions on how to join and what we needed. I really liked how we could all move at different paces as you explained the next steps whenever anyone needed to hear them - meant there was no pressure. I hope to join you again soon :)
I enjoyed the 2 hour pot hanger class thoroughly. Alice was amiable and an excellent teacher. she made it feel effortless and the two hours passed very fast. The instructions were clear and once you got into a rhythm, it was very therapeutic. The result was terrific and the whole process absolutely satisfying. I would recommend it.
Would really recommend to anyone as a group activity with friends or on your own to channel your inner creative spirit. Alice was great, a really lovely and patient instructor.”, particularly good at working with people at different speeds (I was slow on picking it up but was flying by the end). Really enjoyable, thanks Alice.
2 hour plant holder macrame session.
Only a small group but Alice put us at ease and dealt with me getting in a muddle( which is no mean feat on zoom) pot not finished but have information to do this.
Thank you, Alice, for a relaxed and fun introduction to macrame. I admired your patience and teaching skill. It was great to see how you displayed your example clearly and encouraged each person in the workshop. Your encouragement and enthusiasm were wonderful. I like your aesthetics too, and would highly recommend this course to anyone interested.
Alice's workshop was great fun. In just two hours and in a small online group, we learned how to make a really pretty macrame pot hanger, with everything we needed to be able to complete it quite quickly after the session. Alice was patient, friendly, and relaxed, and the knotting process also gave lots of time for chatting and asking questions as we progressed. Alice was able very clearly to demonstrate the three knots we used, effectively overcoming the challenges of a virtual workshop setting. By the end, I felt that I'd learned the basics of a new skillset, and that I had enough knowledge to be able to adapt the knots to my own designs in the future. Along the way, we heard that there are a couple of thousand knots - so this was just the beginning, but it was really satisfying to get so far in such a short time. Warning: I can really see how knotting can become addictive. Especially if you find that friends and family encourage you with positive feedback on your efforts!
I attended the 2hr macrame pot hanger course today and it was so much fun! Alice is a great teacher, very clear and endlessly patient. The 2hrs flew by and I am so pleased with my pot hanger!
This is the second course I have attended run by Alice, however this is the first time attending virtually. I would really recommend it - its a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Thanks so much Alice!
Can’t believe I made a whole plant pot hanger! Alice talked is through it really well and was patient. Thanks so much
Lovely way to spend a couple of hours learning something new on-line at home. Alice is a great teacher and I am definitely inspired to continue my macrame journey!
I have really been enjoying exploring Vanderhume’s ‘Virtual Introduction to Macrame’ Workshop so far. As a beginner to macrame, I have found the written instructions and accompanying visual aids by Alice really easy to understand which has given me the confidence to start playing with a new technique. I love that this workshop gives you unlimited access to the all of the information you need as it means I have been able to take it at my own pace and I can revisit the guides at any time I wish. I haven’t felt pressured to complete a final piece really quickly, so I have been able to enjoy the process more and reserve it for time when I can sit quietly and relax whilst doing it. The community facebook group which you also get access to with this workshop is really sweet and I look forward to posting more of my progress pictures on it as I continue with my makes! I would definitely recommend this workshop if you are looking to explore macrame but have no idea where to start, and I am hoping to explore more of Vanderhume’s workshops in the future!
Alice’s course is brilliant, was a great location in the round tower, enough space and lovely to hear the sea around us. Alice is a great teacher, I really enjoyed learning how to make a macrame hanger and have now got the skills and knowledge to make some more!
Really enjoyable and relaxing 2hrs with a great teacher and really nice person! Felt really safe with Alice’s Covid precautions which did not detract from the course.
The rhythm of tying the knots was extremely relaxing and I now have a lovely retro pot hanger.
Thank you Alice and good luck with all your future courses which I will look at with interest!
Purchased as a birthday gift from my husband, I did the workshop last Sunday (originally booked for earlier in the year but was rescheduled). Alice make the class totally compliant with social distancing, so it felt safe.
The location was also very pretty and inspired creativity too!
The macrame tutorial was brilliant, Alice was patient and helpful - and the end result was a fabulous plant holder which now has pride of place in my bathroom (super chuffed as I've wanted a plant in my bathroom for ages!)
I have already recommended the class to people I know and I would not hesitate on recommending it to the person reading this! Excellent workshop
I really enjoyed this course, the timing was perfect and the explanations clear.
It's nice to have something to take home.
The venue (the round tower) was such a lovely space to do this, you could hear the waves.
What a great workshop! It was so nice to just switch off from everything and focus on one thing and being in the moment. A great way to learn something new and practice mindfulness. I loved it! Alice is lovely and so patient. And I'm chuffed with my pot hanger. I would definitely recommend this workshop.
Excellent workshop - thanks Alice for having us and your kindness and patience teaching us. Lovely escape for the afternoon, learning to make a pot hanger - would recommend to others.
Very nice teacher, amazing venue and a rewarding project.
Such a fantastic workshop! The two hours flew by and I came home with wonderful macrame pot hanger. I cannot wait to do another one!
Such a lovely way to spend some time! Alice is a wonderful, very patient teacher who was great with the slow & fast learners alike. Highly recommend.
Alice was a great teacher and incredibly patient with us all. It was a really fun way to spend an evening and I have even got the kids doing it now! I would highly recommend it...and can’t wait to come back and do more.
What a Lovely way to spend 2 hours, not only learning a new craft but also enjoying the lovely friendly surroundings. I will definitely be back for more. Thank you Alice 😁
I had a lovely time learning macrame techniques. Alice is patient, encouraging and in just a couple of hours I came away with a finished pot holder. Perfect!
As someone who also teaches workshops it was super enjoyable to actually learn something! Alice was really lovely, and a good educator and my mother and I both enjoyed it very much! I'll certainly be looking to do some more of Alice's workshops.
My Mum and I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and were really happy with the end product. Although we were initially slow to pick up the techniques, with Alice’s thorough and patient teaching skills we finished our pot hangings!
The pot hanger workshop with Alice was brilliant fun!
It was nice to learn about a new craft, had some great conversation and made a pot hanger – all in 2 hours! I left feeling very creative and very inspired. Thank you!
I have completed 2 macrame courses now. Alice is an excellent teacher. Patient, friendly and knowledgeable. I have come away feeling confident and able to progress by myself. I will hopefully be back for more, will be trying weaving next time. Thank You Alice.
Thank you Alice,
I had a great time on the macrame course today, under your expert tution I made a lovely plant pot holder - I’m so impressed with my first attempt at macrame!
I’m definitely booking in for another class to learn some more knots :-)
Great 2 hours spent learning a new skill. Alice is friendly and a great teacher, I would highly recommend!
A most enjoyable and relaxing 2 hours and came home with a new skill which I will pursue at home, and a lovely pot hanger. Alice was very welcoming and the studio in an amazing location.
A happy two hours learning a new skill in a welcoming environment. A very enjoyable Sunday morning, thank you!
Alice is so accommodating, super friendly and patient. Loved the ambience of her studio and the course all round. 5stars! xxx
Once again I cannot praise Alice enough, having attended her Introduction to Loom Weaving a few weeks ago I was itching to get stuck into the macrame course! Beautiful calm environment, fabulous coffee and highly influential teaching. I was so sad to leave as I’d gotten used to coming each week to learn something new! I’ve learnt so much valuable information from Alice herself, let alone her workshops. I could go on for hours, I cannot recommend her enough. She’s fantastic.
Alice is a great teacher, she taught each person the knots individually to their needs, she then helped us all with ideas and how to recover from mistakes. The others of the course were great like-minded crafters. Felt very comfortable and enjoyed the day.
Lovely studio and lovely area, I hope to book onto the weaving course because Alice is so clever and all her products are amazing and so inspirational.
Cannot recommend this highly enough! I had the most amazing time yesterday and i've already got some more macrame on the go at home that i started when i got back. Alice was great and the studio is such a lovely place to visit and work. Book - you will love it!! :)
Alice is very welcoming and is an encouraging teacher. I enjoyed the macrame workshop very much and have continued to work on my wall hanging. The studio is well equipped and a lovely creative space.
Alice is a friendly and patient teacher to her students and provides a warm welcoming environment surrounded by lovely pieces of art to inspire your creativity. Thank you Alice :-)