If I've said it once, I've said it 87 times—and that's just so far today:
I love giant textiles.
I love the welcoming warmth and texture of an oversized work of fiber art. I love how it feels to make it—working giant knots and super-sized stitches have made my hands and shoulders and soul stronger. I love the quiet power these massive creatures have in a space or a scene.
If you ask me, the bigger the textile, the better the textile. If I have to climb a ladder to work on it, that's the ultimate.
I love giant quilts and huge tapestries. I hang them on my walls just as anyone would with a work of art, since that's what they are. There's just something about mega macramé for me, though. It makes my imagination do double backflips.
With a half twist.
And I love how in decor, giant macrame work can read as boho, rustic, modern, and minimalist, all at the same time. These pieces aren't over-designed—when the knots are that big and the rope that heavy, there are just isn't room for frills or flourishes—and they highlight the simple beauty of knot and motif.
Definitely read more about this heart-stopping space (and the giant macramé within).
Have you been itching to try super-sized macramé? I'd love to be the first to encourage you to go for it.
It's perfect for a beginner. It's quick (relatively!) to create large, show-stopping pieces. The rope smells divine.
Honest. To me, a brand-new spool of cotton rope smells sweet and earthy, like fresh hay. If that aroma doesn't make your eyelashes flutter, then I just don't know.
I have a giant-macramé kit to get you started making your own mega textiles.
It comes with a large brass ring, printed instructions (with illustrated knot diagrams!), and gobs of that sweet-smelling rope I mentioned—everything you need to create this 7-foot macramé hanging planter. Which would make you smile every day when you come home from work, whether it hangs in your living room or on that patio you've been working on.
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