Category: Macrame

Macrame Owl

This cute macrame owl was made by Leah in our office.  Leah is our resident expert on macrame and has made some lovely designs using our rings and rods.  These feature on our Instagram and Facebook pages to showcase the rings and rods we make and to give our customers some inspiration if they are new to macrame.  We have a large range of macrame rings and other shapes including hearts and geometric shapes as well as the rods which are available in different sets and sizes.

Have you made any macrame using our rings or rods? Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram, we’d love to see your designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel.

 

Macrame

Our latest product is this set of 4 macrame rods/dowels, beautifully modelled by Leah in the photograph above. These cylindrical rods are made from plastic and can be mounted on a wall, work table or knotting board.  The set (which does not include Leah) consists of 4 different sized rods, 12,5cm, 17.5cm, 22.5cm and 27.5cm.  They have a scroll end and are made from wood effect plastic.  These are perfect for all kinds of macrame projects and lots of other craft projects too.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

We are continually adding new stock to our website so do keep checking back.  Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

January Blues ….. and Yellows and Reds and Greens

 

I hope the first week of the year has been kind to you and you are easing back into your routines.  Have you all made lots of resolutions and plans for 2018?  I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, it’s too depressing when the diet fails or the bad habits restart before I’ve gotten through my first full week back in the office and sometimes those bad habits are the only things which get me through the long days of January – it really is my least favourite month, dark and cold and summer holidays seem a long, long way off.

I have been cheering myself up with some lovely bright colours here in the office in the shape of our new macrame rings.  We are now producing these in blue, green, yellow and red and they can be used for loads of crafting projects other than macrame.  They are also great for young children for stacking, sorting and for use in heuristic or treasure baskets.  As they are made from plastic, they are easy to wipe clean and there are no sharp edges or danger of splinters to hurt small fingers and mouths.   Pop over to our craft section and have a look, they are sure to cheer up a dull day!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

 

Isobel

Macrame

One of our most popular lines is the Macrame rings we manufacture here on site at Linic Plastics.  I have already done a blog post on macrame last year for Halloween but I was having a look on Pinterest the other day and found lots of lovely Christmas decorations and jewellery made using macrame and it sparked my interest in how trends change in crafting over the years.

Believe it or not, macrame has been around since the 13th century and was used by Arabic weavers to make decorative fringes for their horses and camels to keep the flies away.

The craft spread to Spain with the Moors and then though the rest of Europe arriving in England in the 17th century.  It gained most popularity in this country in Victorian times and was used to make shawls, table covers, bedspreads and curtains until tastes changed again and it wasn’t until the 1970s that it regained some of its popularity.  I’m sure most of you will remember seeing the macrame plant holders which hung in bathrooms particularly.  It was usually a double act with the crochet toilet roll cover with the doll inside it.

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos courtesy of Pinterest, click photo for link)

 

Much like the current trend for 70s fashion, macrame has also become popular again.  Have a look on Pinterest for some fabulous ideas, or if you have some made some things yourself, send us a photo, we’d love to see.   We also often wonder what people use macrame rings for if for anything other than macrame.  Again, we’d love to hear from you if you have found another use for these rings.

Later this week we are hosting the Old Clock Club from Earl Shilton here at Proops. If you are coming along, we are looking foward to meeting you.  A blog post on the evening will follow next week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel.

 

 

Macrame Halloween Projects

Autumn has arrived and with it colder days and darker evenings. It’s the perfect time of year to get cosy and crafty indoors and with Halloween approaching our thoughts here at Proops have turned to all things black and orange. Now I have to confess my macrame skills aren’t the best, but I did find these brilliant Halloween themed macramé crafts on macramelovers.com, along with lots of other ideas, patterns and tips for macrame projects.

Macrame Halloween jewelry from “This Year’s Dozen”

http://www.macramelovers.com/blog/macrame-knots/macrame-halloween-inspiration/

 

We have a range of different sized macrame rings available in our shop for all your macrame projects. We’d love to see what you make.

 

Have a great week and happy crafting.

Isobel

lizz1

 

Halloween Craft

Macrame Craft