Handmade Knotted Art
Macrame is an ancient art form that has had a resurgence in the last few years adding a natural, bohemian-inspired, minimalist decor element to a home. Macrame designs are created using a knotting technique to create patterns from natural fibers like cotton, hemp, and yarn in different colors.
Because macrame has gained so much popularity, there are plenty of mass-produced versions made from synthetic materials. These versions are without imperfections, however part of the beauty of this art form is the handmade element that adds to the organic, one-of-a-kind appearance.
We are big fans of the macrame design and pulled 5 handmade macrame pieces that are all created with love by small makers mainly selling their pieces through Etsy using natural and organic fibers to create their made-to-order works of art.
1. INA by Wild&Feather, starting at $352 | This large, intricate piece is made from natural driftwood and mustard cotton string in Copenhagen, Denmark. We love the mustard color that adds a sophisticated yet fun pop of color to a home.
2. Landscape by Urban Jungle Design, $227 | Made in Toronto, Canada, this handmade wall hanging is made from 100% natural cotton rope that the designer sources locally.
3. Macrame Wall Hanging by Dope Rope, $95 | This lovely organic-feeling, medium sized macrame piece is handmade from unbleached cotton in upstate New York using found branches from the woods in the area.
4. Lace by Liinala, €45 | This artist is based in Finland and is passionate about using recycled materials like yarn and cotton to make her eco-friendly fiber designs.
5. Shay by The Little Avocado, $68 | We love the neutral colors in this piece handmade in Echo Park, Los Angeles. This fiber artist also creates handwoven jewelry and macrame accessories.
Courtney Jay Higgins is the Associate Editor at The Good Trade. She is also a Yoga Instructor, vegetarian, wellness and fashion enthusiast. Originally from Colorado, her soul found California when she came to get her degree in Visual Communications at the Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising. She has a background in telling a story through writing, creative direction and content creation. Check out her blog and Instagram for her unique perspective on the mergence of fashion and spirituality.