Macrame Hanging Planters with Poppy Oldham

Reminisce over the past with the art of Macrame. Rather than weaving or knitting, knots will be used to form geometric and free-form patterns to create a hanging planter.

Spaces are limited due to social distancing so please book early to avoid disappointment. Participants will have their own socially distanced workstation. For our full visitor guidelines click here. If you have any further queries please email [email protected].

Macrame has a rich history first thought to originate with 13 th Century Arab weavers, which were taken to Spain, Italy and then spread through Europe. Macrame was most popular in the Victorian era and most homes were adorned with the craft, encompassing items such as tablecloths, bedspreads and curtains. Regaining popularity in the 1970’s as a means to make wall hangings, article of clothing, bedspreads, draperies, plant hangings and other furnishings. It could also be used in jewellery featuring glass beads and natural elements such as bone and shell.

This half-day session will focus on the primary knots using cotton cord to create a hanging basket to be used within the home. Although suitable for everyone, the craft requires a moderate level of dexterity in your hands and arms. To aid comfort during your time creating the planters, we will supply adjustable clothes rails.

Your tutor Poppy is an experienced educator who currently lives and works in North Yorkshire. She is a trained facilitator and not only teaches for the Adult Learning and Skills Service for NYCC but also enjoys sharing her multi-disciplinary practice across the region with local community groups, schools and galleries.

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