macra-mazing: vintage macrame plant hangers

macramazing

I’ve been obsessed with macrame for a few years now, ever since I lucked into two vintage macrame lawn chairs (FOR FREE!). There is something about macrame that screams 1970’s to me — in a good way — like reruns of “Three’s Company”. Maybe I’ve always wanted to be Mrs. Roper… So now, you’ll find me thrifin’ in a floral caftan (not really), scouring the aisles for little pieces of fiber-woven nostalgia, notably plant hangers. I scored the lovely jute number you see in the photo for 3 dollars, bagged with a larger unfinished hanger. Thinking that it may be a good source, I seplaceed Etsy for more and found quite a few lovely examples, like this and this. But honestly, I had no idea that vintage plant hangers would fetch $20+, so I guess the next step would be learning the craft. This vintage leaflet looks like a good resource: and for the bargain price of $3.25. Have you ever worked with macrame? Any books or tricks of the trade you can share? — Megan B.

From our partners

oh macrame!, this one is so cute, i used to make them as a little scout i don’t remember anymore how to do it. this gives me an idea, i have to get back to it!

E.E. DUTHIE

MEGAN , EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS AND I’LL SEND YOU MY 2 MACRAME MAGAZINES FROM THE 70’S.!!!!???? TABLES AND PLANT HANGERS!!!!!

Linda

Can someone tell me where I can find a step by step tutorial on the macrame lawn chairs? I am into doing all kinds of Macrame except the purses,The rest I love and find a real challenge..Any or all ideals would be deeply appreciated….Thanks.Linda…[email protected]