If you're thinking about heavy dark hemp, forgetaboudit! Try this instead:
This is the style of macrame done by the Raquel Cruz, author of Kalmbach's new book Micro Macrame Basics and Beyond.
I have been fascinated by macrame since childhood. Of course back then, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, think and colorful cords were hard to come by. I think everything I made used that terrible brown shreddy rope that ripped your hands apart while you worked.
Then came beautiful C-Lon and other brands of nylon cord. All the colors of the rainbow, and no shreds! As you can clearly see, micro-macrame looks nothing like the old style. I've done a bit with half knots and square knots, but Raquel shows you how to combine these with lark's heads and half hitches to create beautiful patterns and gorgeous jewelry that are a far cry from the scratchy hippy jewelry and friendship bracelets of the past. But, if you want to make a beautiful friendship bracelet, now you'll be able to do that too!
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