Macramé anyone?

I‘ve always wanted a macramé owl….always! So after a little bit of practice I have one! I have to trim his tail down a little but otherwise he is pretty much complete.

Macramé owl

Macramé seems to be making a comeback at the moment and I really enjoyed making this so thought I might put together a group of tutorials if anyone is interested? If you are, leave a comment below and I’ll get on the case!

Macramé owl

This owl was made from shoelaces. I have just ordered some really long neon shoelaces for another macrame project so watch this space!

The pattern for this owl came from here if you fancy a go. Happy Monday everyone.

Macramé owl


 

 

38 Comments Leave yours

  1. Hello, I love your blog that i have recently discovered : you have wonderful ideas and the design and the pictures are very very nice. I often visit you, and if you have a little bit time, you can visit my main blog, BlueLuenn, and my second very young blog which is especially for kids, http://lesloulousdelou.canalblog.com/
    Sorry, but they are all in french, and sorry again for my english, i hope i am understandable. Bye.

  2. Astrid #

    Hi Kate,

    the owl is gorgious. And the colours looks great.
    So, I am interested in tutorials.
    I have made macrame the last time in the 80s – and I think I have forgotten a lot ;o(

    Bye
    Astrid

  3. Kate #

    Hi Louluenn…thanks for the comment. As for your blogs, I’ll pop over now! No need to apologies for your English…it’s perfect (which is more than can be said for my French!).

  4. I’ve just started putting together today a board on macrame on Pintrest. That’s a great coincidence! So I am most definitely interested! Thanks :)

  5. GM #

    I love what you did for the colors on this. I know I’d be interested in macrame tutorials, especially modern interpretations of old designs.

  6. Kate #

    Great…I’ll get my thinking hat on. GM: modern interpretations of old designs is exactly what I had in mind…also tutorials to learn the basics. I’m sure it won’t happen overnight but certainly something I would like to make a start on in the coming months. Thanks you lot x

  7. Lisa #

    That would be so much fun! This really takes me back to ‘After School Activities’ circa 1980 when I first learned how to make macrame – so a refresher course is definitely needed. Love those happy colours. Thanks Kate!

  8. Kate #

    Astrid & Lisa…your comments about making macrame in the eighties made me smile. The only time I made macrame was at school….so that would have been a good while ago now! My sister and I pinched all my mums embroidery silks to make friendship bracelets. I remembering selling them at school for next to nothing! Probably cost more for my mum to buy the silks in the first place! :)

  9. Kate #

    Lixa….you should let me know the board address…I’d like to take a look x

  10. Jo #

    Hi there. You have just made my day. I have been wanting to make a macrame owl for ages. My Grandmother had a very curious looking retro one in her home in the 70′s. I always loved it.
    Thank you so much, and you site is incredible. Jo

  11. Liz #

    I love your macrame owl! I would love a tutorial, I think my friend Kim would love one of these!

  12. Here’s a challenge for you….I would LOVE a macrame parrot. I do love the owl, but the colours seem more parroty to me. Don’t hate me ;D

  13. Kate #

    Hi Kelly…your parrot comment made me laugh…I’d never thought of it and now all I see is parrot…hehe!!! I can see I’m gonna have to invest in some brown shoelaces! x

  14. allison #

    i love your blog and the crispness of your palettes and designs. i would be very interested in a macrame tutorial. i’ve never tried it and it looks fun. thank you!

  15. I remember seeing macrame owls hanging from walls when I was growing up in the 70′s and 80′s! I love your colorful modern take! What a great idea to use shoelaces.

  16. Lkuhr #

    I like the tail as it is – a little wild and wispy! What is the approximate finished height?

  17. Sue #

    I also like macrame but have not done any in a long time. Glad to see that more people are interested. Thanks for the outside of the box idea of using shoe laces. I already have down loaded the tute for the owl. I really like owls. Thanks

  18. Tanya #

    I recently discovered your blog and I LOVE IT!!!

    Thank you for the tutorials offer. I wanted to learn to macrame for a long time. So I’m really looking forward to them.

    And I love owls, too. Need to learn how to make the macrame one ASAP. :)

  19. Oh, another fabulous owl! That deserves another WooHOOT!!!! It would be a delight to learn how to macrame, and I already have a stash of colourful laces (though they’re probably too short).

  20. Awesome!!!!

    I’ve been getting into macrame lately because of wanting some hemp bracelets.
    Ofcourse we want tutorials!

  21. Kate #

    Hi Lkuhr,

    It’s 13cm from stick to stick The shoelaces are 3mm thick. If you want a bigger owl then use thicker cord. The shoelaces I used were 100cm long…I bought them ages ago for the boys to use with their threading cards…they were just about long enough. You can buy them from ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-Bright-Tipped-Threading-Laces-Beads-Buttons-Cards-/380347985756?pt=UK_Crafts_Children_s_Crafts_EH&hash=item588e81af5c#ht_1302wt_698

    Thanks for all the comments :) I will definitely put together some tutorials so watch this space…may need a few weeks to get my act together! :)

  22. Mac #

    Macrame tutorials? Yes please!

  23. I would be very interested in tutorials! I’ve seen this little owl a lot lately, I want to make one of my own!

  24. I love your owl! The colors are fabulous. I would like a macrame tutorial since I haven’t done it since I was a kid.

  25. kate #

    Would love to see some macrame tutorials. Love the Owl.

  26. Oh my goodness, I’m torn between laughing and getting a little weepy with nostalgia. My mom used to make macrame owls that looked just like this (only not quite so colorful) back in the ’70s when I was little. And I’ve heard stories about how my husband’s older brother made macrame creations like this to sell at church sales around the same time. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

  27. I totally remember these growing up! I love how you updated them with happy new colors and materials! Fantastic!

  28. my mom made one a long time ago….but not beautiful like yours !
    love the colors !
    bizzzzzz

  29. pixie_bit #

    i would love to see the tutorial for this owl~~~!

  30. really wanna know the completion of the tail

  31. Kelly #

    I am interested in tutorials!!!! :)

  32. Benjamin #

    Wow! That pattern is old! I used to create key holders with the owl in Macrame when I was like 15 years old, I am 50 next week! Thank you for posting it! Surely I will make mine as a birthday gift to remember my youth!

  33. What a lovely example of macrame! I love the colours. I’m looking to learn to make a planter for my cousin, and looking for instructions. This is great colour inspiration for me. Thanks so much!!

  34. MaxineSpencer #

    Doesn’t look like an owl.

  35. Kitteekat #

    WOW! I’m always looking for fun ways to enhance my students’ fine motor skills and knotting engages them so readily. They’ll love this!

  36. ☺Julie #

    I teach textiles at high school and always finish the term with macramé friendship bracelets. The students really enjoy it.

  37. Lisa #

    I would definitely be interested in seeing a tutorial about making this. That is so cool!

  38. Lyn #

    Hi, can you please make a tutorial for macrame door knob hanger? I am just starting with macrame though when i was younger i have made me a hundred or so ‘friendship bracelets’ but ut has been a very long time and i see that there are so much more to this kind of skill that just plain bracelets. Thanks a lot.

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