Geometric and free form patterns created using techniques like weaving and knots are known as Macrame. This art has a contemporary and versatile style. Since it has recently regained its popularity, many people have tried their hand at it. To learn more about this craft, The Circle Community conducted a workshop with Swati Rani.
About The Artist
Swati is a software engineer working in the IT industry. Dance and art have always been her hobbies and at the end of 2020, she tried her hand at creating hand-crafted dream catchers and wall hangings. In January 2021, she started her small business through Instagram. Painting, embroidery, knitting, and crochet are works of caliber for her.
The Workshop Began
Swati discussed the details about the materials required to recreate a particular design made by her, including six macrame cords of 150cms each, and twenty-four pieces of 20cms each. Macrame art requires proper measurement and has various technical factors. Along with this, a wooden tool is required to make the design. Macrame is suitable to create by hanging it on a wall or on a flat surface.
Swati used a pastel green colour thread that gave a naturistic vibe. Before she began working on the design, she tied a knot on the wooden tool to hang it on the wall. There are many simple knot patterns like the lax head knot, which are used to create intricate designs. Various methods are used and it is important to give attention to the knot patterns. After creating a circular design she ended the macrame with a tassel and brushed through to avoid any loops.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
To follow through with each step was a knack for the attendees. Everyone was very focused and Swati made sure to clear all their doubts as macrame cannot be created if mistakes happen between various knots.
The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!
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