Illustrated instructions from Traceless on the Isles of Scilly along with all the materials to make your very own plant hanger.
It's knot as difficult as you think!
Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) techniques. The primary knots of macramé are the square (or reef knot) and forms of "hitching".
The origin of Macramé is generally attributed to Arabic weavers during the 13th century, using decorative knots to finish the loose ends of hand-woven textiles.
While it may be hard to pinpoint the very first Macramé ever made, thanks to those 13th century Arabic Artisans the craft slowly spread throughout Europe and eventually became a common pastime for Sailors.
Sailors played a large role in keeping Macramé alive and sharing the art with new lands. Knots had many practical uses aboard their ships, but decorative knot-tying kept hands and minds occupied during long voyages. Furthermore, they would sell and barter their knotted goods such as hammocks, belts and hats at port.
Knot-tying remained a popular hobby and a way to adorn clothing and textiles through the Victorian era, when it fell mostly out of favour until it's wild and fabulous return in the 70's.
And now its back, BIG TIME!