So yeah, I saw a large amount of macrame stuff (a craft style that's based on knot-tying) at the stores. I feel like a few years ago that meant the trend is already over, but since those stores knock off runway fashion so quickly and efficiently, maybe it'll stay around.
For dark fashion, I could see more Victorian (read on) uses than 70s uses. Fringes, decorative elements and not the 70s, uh, rope tops. But I could also see a lot of 70s home designs being redone in black. Like the lamp below. It would be cool if it weren't in those terrible colors. (lol one of the colors in the lamp is this year's Color of the Year)
Macrame, as you can guess, has been around forever. It was also popular during the Victorian era and the 1970s. And now 2015.
1882, from Sylvia's Book of Macrame, which you can read in its entirety here. Popular for fringes and other decorative touches.
so yeah: true story: I hated this shit growing up. That lamp is making me sneeze right now.
And here's 2015
This is a standard look for gypsy, boho, hippy styles. And it is relatively easy to DIY. I've reached out to some macrame artists on Instagram and they all recommend watching YouTube videos if you want to learn how to do this.
|from this diy. I plan on redoing this necklace. I'm sorry, but I just can't wear white.|
Thoughts on this trend? I'd like to give the DIYs a try, since I have all the materials from my crochet work. I personally like the Victorian stuff more, esp. the fringes. I'd really like to DIY the "side pocket" purse in the illustration above. (btw, a public-domain-crafts blog post is in the works. Maybe up by next Thursday but no promises!)