Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
DOK ARtist Space
I lead a macrame plant hanger workshop on November 18th at DOK Artist Space in Leith, as this was a fundraising workshop all profits raised went towards DOK's future.
A unique space housing affordable artist studios with ongoing exhibitions and other exciting events, DOK is located just beside the Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith docks. The Steel Shed was originally the apprentice building from the Henry Robbs Shipyard and is the last remaining structure, pop down and check it out if you haven't already!
Dating back to the 13th century macrame comes from the Arabic weavers word 'migramah' meaning 'fringe' - referring to the decorative fringes on camels and horses. The macrame craze was revived in the 1970's and again in the 21st century, where there have been endless creative possibilities.
Learning a new skill such as macrame is not only good for your well being but also a relaxing and therapeutic process, putting your mind at ease from the stresses of everyday life.
Everyone mastered three basic knot techniques so they could design their own personalised plant hanger to take home with them. The great thing about this was that the plant hangers were individual to each person taking part.
I learnt macrame by doing a workshop at Glastonbury that was held by Amy from MacrAmys' Macrame, she has created loads of amazing things with string! It's quite addictive when you get started!