I like macrame. I remember we used to learn basic macrame knots and how to make a pot hanger when I was a 7th grader, many many years ago. That was my only macrame making experience. I find it odd because I really enjoy macrame pieces around and never had a chance to lay hands on this craft before. Yesterday, I broke this and attended a lovely class in London Craft Club.
London Craft Club is a very convenient place to reach; near Tottenham Court Road. Google Maps pins it in the middle of Bedford Square, but don’t get confused. LCC team is kind enough to warn you about this in e-mails but still, keep that in mind that they are not placed in the middle of the greens, but right next to it, in a very lovely building.
Our workshop leader Zoe is a lovely crafter lady, who helped all of us all over the whole class. Learning simple macrame is not very hard but it may be tricky, so you may need one-to-one help. Zor gave this and made things easier for the attendees.
“Macrame is a wonderful skill because it’s so versatile! We’ll teach you the two most useful beginners knots and show you how they can be used to make this super cute little band,” they say on the class description and I agree. When you get the skill, you can make decorative objects, camera or purse straps, belts, accessories… It’s very convenient and the process is also very therapeutic.
Although the workshop is one hour long we exceeded it and Zoe kept helping us. After I finished my piece, and I asked her to teach me briefly the other knot and she did.
As a glass of Prosecco and unlimited hot drinks included, it was a lovely atmosphere. A bright, crafty room in a nice building, 4 attendees working and our teacher helping us all the way; I can say it was a positive experience that I’ve enjoyed a lot. It was £25.00 and I can easily say that it’s worth it.
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Isn’t it nice? I have a feeling that I’ll keep making macrame and learn to create some bigger, more detailed pieces in near future.