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Modern Macrame Style (Paperback)

20 stylish beginner projects for the home with step-by-steps, techniques, tips and tricks

Photographic Books Colour Books Arts and Crafts White Owl

By Amaia Martin
Imprint: White Owl
Series: Crafts
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781399014854
Published: 30th July 2022

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Modern Macramé Style is the ultimate guide into the world of macramé for beginners.

Macramé expert Amaia Martin, from La Terra Macramé, has created 20 unique projects to introduce you to this millenary art and make you fall in love with it!

You will be working with sustainable materials such as recycled cotton, jute and raffia, to create a selection of plant hangers, wall hangings and lifestyle items, that will help you develop your macramé skills, as well as adding warmth and a bohemian touch to your home interior.

Throughout the book, you will find tips and design variations that will allow you to adapt the projects to your style by using different fibres, colours or techniques.

Learn over 10 macramé knots and patterns that will allow you to master this craft and start making your own designs in the future. The world of Modern Macramé will be at your feet! You will be able to create anything from simple plant hangers to intricate lampshades, rugs or even a macramé chair.

You will also be introduced to another of Amaia’s passions, plants. She has selected her top 10 indoor plants to complement each of the plant hangers in this book, and added care tips to keep them looking their best.

Get ready for a crafty journey to a beautiful and sustainable home!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a comprehensive book showing how to make modern items for the home from macrame. The book contains full colour pictures and clear explanations about how to make the different projects, which include plant hangers and wall hangings, as well as a table runners, cushions and a bag, plus several others....

The book goes through all of the knots you need to be able to do the projects in a very comprehensive manner, but due to the nature of some of the projects I would recommend this book to confident beginners rather than to complete beginners. It was nice to see other materials being used in the projects rather than just cotton: jute and raffia also make an appearance. Each project is explained well and is easy to follow.

NetGalley, Laura Jones

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I am one of those people who was around when macrame first hit our homes, way back then. This book has quite a few more designs than what I recall. They are really great as design accessories and useful for home use.

This book is very well illustrated with photographs of step by step instructions. There are a lot of different knots and designs that are included, some very easy others require a bit more work, but all are lovely.
The book incorporates chapters to learn about knots and techniques, then to used there in making plant hangers, making wall hanging and lastly how to incorporate macrame in various other useful items to make such as bags, table runners and cushions to name just a few.
Great book.

NetGalley, Leyla Johnson

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

One of the many thing that I enjoy doing in my free time is various needlework hobbies that I have learned to do. Rather this is knitting up a pair of socks, crocheting a warm afghan for the winter, or tatting a little doily for the time. I have learned many skills in the needle art world! I am not sure about my other fellow needleworkers, but I love the challenge of learning a new skill!

In the last few years, I have saw the resurgence of macrame. I will be honest that at first, I was not interested in learning it. Just like in knitting, wall (or picture) art has seem to become a trend. I personally, think that my thread and yarn could be put to a much more practical and functional use.

However, Modern Macrame Style by Amaia Martin has shown me that macrame can be put to a functional use! This book is a perfect starting point for the macrame beginner!

Amaia shows and explains perfectly step-by-step knots and techniques for the newbie. Pictures are also clear so the reader can visually see the how each knot is made.

Next, the projects are prefect level for any newbie to make and to get start on a new craft. There are great patterns for plant hangers and various decor for around the home!

This book perfect for anyone interested in the macrame hobby and a must have on any needlework hobbyist shelf!

NetGalley, Ashley Petrea

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Macrame is a long lost love for me. Did projects for many years also. So, when I discovered this book on Netgalley, could not resist myself from requesting it. Wonderful patterns and instructions from the author. If you are a beginner and want to learn macrame craft, go ahead. I would love to give the book 5 stars.

NetGalley, Sucharita Biswas

I thoroughly enjoyed Modern Macrame Style, by Amaia Martin. It was very well written and very informative. I highly recommend

NetGalley, Laura Fayle

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful book by Amaia Martin, an introduction to macrame with vast projects to start on a hobby or make a business of out it. Modern Macrame Style gives you tips from the author on how to prepare the materials you will need to undertake a macrame project and also gives you troubleshooting tips. The projects are arranged in helpful categories and Amaia Martin lists the materials you will need. Perfect for beginners, the images and step-by-step are extremely helpful. You will learn so many different styles of knots and your projects will look like you've been doing macrame for years.

NetGalley, Nerinette Rivera

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful pictures, and easy to follow instructions. I particularly loved the market bag and the table runner. It was also great to have some hints about where to get the resources.

NetGalley, Christina Jones

Good book about macrame. The intro section talks about materials, and it gives steps and photos for various knot types. Then the book gives projects, with directions and photos, in chapters on plant hangers, wall hangings, and home. I did really enjoy the bonus couple of pages about good types of plants to use in hangers. I feel good that I could make a project with a great end result using the instructions in here.

NetGalley, Amanda Donovan

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I just started exploring the art of macramé, so the Modern Macramé Style was the perfect guidebook for me!
I love that they used real photos to show the step-by-step for each knot rather than illustrations. In this way, I can follow and recreate the same knots easily. There are loads of useful information on materials, different type of knots, and amazing projects with unique patterns. This is simply a must-have for anyone who is looking to start their own macramé journey!

NetGalley, Bin Tau

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I was born in the 70’s. One of my aunts had a shit ton of macrame plant hangers and decorations hanging from the ceilings and walls. Her home was always a place of comfort, support, reggae music, and consistently overdone-on-the-bottom cookies. Perhaps all those are what lies behind my enduring love for macrame?

After the beginning tips and techniques, this book opens with plant hangers oh-so similar to those I used to see as a child. This chapter is followed by wall hangings, and home decorations. The layout is appealing and soothing. The author’s guidance is encouraging and kind. The photos in this book were all so appealing that they made me want to immediately go out and get all the supplies needed to start my own journey of macrame.

This is a lovely book that serves as an inspirational and instructive guide. I’m so pleased to have received a electronic copy of this wonderful book from the publisher and I am planning on picking up a physical copy for my own crafting.

NetGalley, Michelle Smith

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I can't wait to try these! This type of craft is so popular now. I like the designs in here and they don't seem outdated.

NetGalley, Heather Michael

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Let me start by saying I am a complete beginner when it comes to Macramé. I knit, I crochet and I have tried weaving too but Macramé is something that’s been on my list to try for quite a while.

This book is perfection! There is not a single pattern that I don’t like, I want to make everything in this book. Not only are they beautiful and modern but I think they’re very much doable with the clear, easy to follow instructions! It also combines my other love- plants! Amaia tells you which plants are best and includes care tips, this is such a good idea and something I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a crafting book before.

I will absolutely be buying a physical copy of this book for my crafting bookshelf! I can’t wait to try my first pattern.

I would highly recommend, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a total beginner like me.

NetGalley, Michelle Lyons

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A fun instructional book with plenty of pictures and diagrams to help get you started on your journey with Macrame. Now you can use all your knot skills you've learned in scouts. This book includes ideas for planter hangings, wall hangings for home and children, and other home items including bags, table runners, and pillow covers.

NetGalley, Samantha Hehr

Really great collection of projects, and would recommend it to someone who had tried the craft before and looking for a project that's new and cool to do.

NetGalley, Rachel Murray

Twenty projects for the home with step by step instructions in words and pictorials fill this book. I like almost all of them and I think the time taken to practise will be very rewarding. They would make great gifts for new home owners, aside from lovely decorations for your own abode. They add great texture to the decor and don’t look old fashioned at all. With enough practice, you could even make your own designs, which is the ultimate aim of the author. I like that you don’t need that many supplies and tools to complete a project.

Beautiful photographs throughout show how to use the macrame masterpieces. Now to get my hands on some rope!

NetGalley, Flora Fung

About Amaia Martin

Amaia Martin is a fibre artist, interior design enthusiast, environmentalist, and the face behind La Terra Macramé.


Amaia has shared her love for macramé and its mindfulness benefits through workshops in London, where she lives with her other half, Andy, in the hopes of giving busy Londoners a break by exploring their creative side.


To make macramé more accessible to everybody, Amaia created DIY kits that have been sold around the world and supplies a selection of sustainable fibres, aiming to show the world that crafting doesn't have to damage our environment.

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