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Knots and macramé technique

Macramé is a knotting art that dates back to the earliest times.
indeed, knotting and lacing were used for hunting, making clothes and shelters...
later, sailors used knots on hemp ropes: each knot had its own function for the safety of all.

Decorative marine knots
To find out more about the history of knots: see the introduction to the method
Let's learn decorative knots together.

Marine knots on rigging

Despite the invention of the weaving loom, manual knot-tying has not been lost: sailors still know how to repair their nets made by the mile, and use knots to moor their boats and hoist their sails.

macramé bracelet
Even today, little girls are passionate about making Brazilian bracelets (from fine, colorful cotton threads) or scoubidous (from long, thin tubes of flexible plastic) using macramé techniques.
For your macramé creations, in the Créatifs boutiques you'll find everything you need: leather and cotton cords, essential wooden beads, fine beads or rhinestone beads.

Macramé applied to bracelets

Tibetan bracelets are made with macramé knots, also with gemstone beads of Tibetan origin (hematite, lapis azuli, turquoise) often engraved between them; these bracelets have a spiritual significance for Tibetans as a kind of rosary with talismanic value. Shamballas-style bracelets are made with macramé flat knots with the inclusion of large beads, often round beads with rhinestones or skull-shaped beads. These bracelets in masculine tones are also suitable for men. They can be designed with more beads and only a sequence of flat knots from the beginning to the end of the bracelet, or with just 5 large beads framed by sequences of knots. In photo, a magnificent bracelet with hand-turned wooden beads, a beautiful handmade creation. Brazilian bracelets are made of macramé with several strands of colored cotton.
Shamballas bracelet with turned wooden beads
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