Saturday, April 14, 2007

Photo Hunters - Hobby



This week's Photo Hunters theme of the week was, "hobby." I have many hobbies that I enjoy so it was a difficult choice. I thought about doing something dealing with photography, but then I saw TNChick's amazing choice and decided on something else. Just so happens that tonight I was tying some macramé to give away as a present. I really enjoy doing it. So it an easy choice for The Hunt.

The Hunt - Hobby



Taking these


And making it into this.


mac·ra·mé –noun - an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand-knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc.

I've been doing it for years. I taught myself using this terrific book.. I make bracelets, anklets, necklaces & chokers, key chains and bookmarks. I like varying patterns, beads, and dangles. It's a lot of fun and pretty easy to learn. And the results make nice, inexpensive gifts.



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25 comments:

Gattina said...

That's a great hobby and it looks really nice ! Good idea for gifts !

letha said...

That is really cool.

Mitey Mite said...

I haven't tried macrame for years! That's because I wasn't very good at it. Yours looks very professional.

Dragonheart said...

Very cool! That looks lovely. :) That sounds like a fun hobby. :)

Daisy said...

It seems hard to learn macrame from a book! But it sounds like a fun hobby, and great for gifts too.

Prudence said...

Wow, cool! You can make your own gifts then :-)

Deb said...

Having never been a "crafty" person, I've always admired people who are :)
Have a great weekend!

Hummie said...

Oh, i like the way you showed the before and after. I bet that helps take your mind off things while making those,

angelo said...

Wow that was like magic! So that's what macrame is! Thanks, I learned something :) Happy Hunting

Caylynn said...

Lovely! :) Very cool hobby. :) I did a bit of macrame back when I was a Girl Guide - it was lots of fun to make various items. Haven't done it in years, however.

Smalltown RN said...

oh gosh I did that many years ago...my middle daughter started that using hemp twine...pretty cool stuff.....

thanks for sharing...

Linda said...

I bet you make some very lovely gifts with your macrame talents! What a great hobby you have!

Vader's Mom said...

Wonderful, beautiful hobby!

I'm always so amazing when I see those.

Beck said...

Earlier this week I was snarky about macrame at my blog, but that's lovely and not at all like a macrame owl!

pat said...

That is really nice!! My newphew does this as well and loves it.

Happy Weekend!

Anita said...

That's so pretty! I've never tried macrame, but your pictures make me want to give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

That is much cooler than the macreme my mom did when I was young. My goodness those things were albatrosses aroun our necks until she realized that it was all right to move on. :)

srp said...

I remember doing the fine macrame for necklaces back in college. My daughter, now 21 found some of them and wanted to wear them today! It was an inexpensive bit of fun.

meeyauw said...

Hi Ann: I enjoy giving and receiving homemade gifts because they are so much more meaningful. You are really good at that!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Very cool! I like that you can probably start and finish one thing in one sitting.

Thanks for visiting my biking pictures for the hunt today!

Karen said...

I did some macrame when I was a kid. Such a fun, and useful, hobby. Thanks for stopping by today.

GEWELS said...

Oh my gosh, I used to do this a ton back in the day. Nice to see it revived, I always thought it was pretty cool.
BTW- love the look fo your blog.

eph2810 said...

That is so awesome. I have never tried it, but is sure looks fun :)

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

Bongga Mom said...

What lovely craftwork! And such a great idea to give as presents, I'm sure the recipients appreciate the thought that went into it.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's lovely! It looks like an interesting hobby. They would certainly make ideal give away for parties. Thanks for sharing.