Tuesday, September 30, 2008
K is for knotting
Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 3 and ABC Wednesday Anthology (the no comment display) have progressed to the letter K. My apologies this week for a sparse response to the K challange and little time to comment on other posts. I will try to make up for it in the future!
Macrame comprises a variety of Knots to create an object of practical or artistic merit. It was perfected by sailors on sailing ships. The first examples I saw were in the San Francisco Maritime Museum. I was a child at the time but determined that someday I would master the craft. During the macrame days of the 1960s I created hundreds of macrame objects, artistic or practical, and sold almost all of them to either individuals or galleries. This is the sole remaining piece of my own macrame that I now have. I made it as a wall hanging for my mother, and, when she died, I inherited it. This macrame hanging now bridges the width of a wall between my dining and breakfast areas, and serves as a complex knot between the two areas.