On this 3-hour macramé taster workshop with Edinburgh rope artist Lucy Wayman, you will learn all you need to know to make stunning hanging pot and plant hangers. The workshop will start with the basic principles and techniques of macramé, allowing you to build your confidence by creating small projects such as a key ring, before moving on to designing and creating your pot or plant hanger. Once you feel more confident, you will learn how to calculate rope lengths and plan designs to create your chosen hand-crafted macramé project using 100% cotton rope and a selection of coloured twines. A helpful instruction manual will be provided to guide you through your project. If you have any treasured gems such as old beads or drift wood you would like to incorporate into your design please bring them along and Lucy will show you a range of possibilities for including them in your piece. The class size is kept small so that Lucy can give you all the support you need. 5-HOUR WORKSHOP OPTION On this workshop you have the option to stay an extra two hours so you can work on a longer, macramé wall hanging or bag project. This three-in-one beginners macramé class gives allows time for people who feel confident with the basics to challenge themselves with more elaborate designs under Lucy's guidance, and will also cover suggestions for home dyeing techniques so that you can elevate your newly finished piece with colour at home if you wish. If you would like to opt for a longer wall hanging or bespoke macramé bag project, please book for our Introduction to macrame with Lucy Wayman.

What's included in the price?

All the equipment and materials you will need are included in the price, unless stated otherwise, plus light refreshments (a selection of Shibui teas, coffee, hot chocolate, and sweet or savoury snacks). On full day workshops you are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat inside or out; or there are a wide range of independent sit-in or takeaway delis, cafés, and restaurants, plus supermarkets, within a 5-10 minute walk.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



The Arienas Collective

with Craft Courses since 2017

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The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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Dublin Meuse, , Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6NW