Add some boho chic to your home
Macramé, from the Arabic word ‘fringe’, is a craft which uses knotting rather than knitting or weaving. It is said to have originated in the thirteenth century when Arabian weavers knotted additional material on the edge of loomed fabric. From here, the skill spread through Italy and France, adopted by sailors as a means of entertainment at sea, then into China and Britain in the nineteenth century.
We have seen a revival of macramé now used in contemporary interior design from wall hangings and plant hangers to jewellery and bags. Many projects incorporate glass and wooden beads as well as dyed fabric for a modern take on this creative and ancient art.
Space-saving hanging indoor plants
There are many ways to display an indoor plant but if you don’t have space for a pot and these plant hangers are a great alternative. The project takes around 20 minutes to make which means it’s a quick project to create an instant impact in any room. You can express your personal style by using different materials such as hemp, cotton rope, twine and nylon or even try different thicknesses. You can add beads or even dye your yarn. We’ve used coffee dyed strings for a more rustic look and upcycled old jars to hold the plants.
Don’t forget indoor plants not only add colour and vibrancy to a room they are also good for your health.
Project inspiration by freepeople.