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How to create a miracle with the help of ropes, or What is macrame?

Recently I remembered as a child loved macrame.At first I was accustomed to this weaving mother, and then I was in the garden was an active macrame.Even in competitions participated some ... And now wanted to upgrade memory, these knowledge and skills.I asked my mother some literature.So to me the album was "Macrame" (by Anna Krause, publisher of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan, 1987) that interested me, not only because of its amusing origin and age.Some data of the album helped me in writing this material.

I first drew attention to the rich history of macrame.History nodular weaving is the same age as the history of mankind.In addition to arts and crafts values ​​of different tied knots played another important role - they are a way of accumulation and transfer of information from generation to generation.For example, in the ancient Inca culture of a developed system of nodular writing.

Macrame - this kind of needlework, which is based on a bundle, originally descended from

eed to connect the two strands, but gradually becoming more complex, acquired the decorative value.There are different interpretations of the word "macrame".In Europe, for the first time begin to use the word in the XIX century in the sense of "nodular weaving."The older is the word "migramah" meaning scarf or shawl, and the Turkish word "macrame", meaning elegant scarf or shawl with fringe.Apparently, the word has undergone a historic change in my country.

not only for me but also for its history macrame often forgotten, and then invariably revived, introducing new techniques, new materials and applications.As in ancient times, still preserved the use of decorative nodular weaving to decorate clothing.The macrame technique to create various elements of the wardrobe: capes, hoods, trim lace, fringe.

In the XIII century Uzelkov equipment from the East penetrated through Spain into Europe.This process is actively promoted sailors knots apply the knowledge, not only in their immediate work, but also to create household items, then have spread to different countries."Golden Age" macrame considered the Victorian era in England.In those days, many European ladies decorated their clothes nodular lace.Especially popular was the use of this technique to create the components of the interior - tablecloths, bedspreads, lampshades, for finishing the surfaces of screens and seats.

will retain the same kinds of products, which have previously been used macrame, they are now joined by new items.This belt, handbags, wallets, watchbands, scarves, ties, collars, cuffs, pendants, vessels braided ... With Macrame can refresh a wardrobe and interior.I even saw woven carpets.In addition, suspended decorations for the walls and windows, pots, curtains.

I like to weave of thick filaments, creating something big for interior decoration.You can use thick cotton thread tightly twisted nylon cord, cords of different thickness.For smaller jobs, which I now want to master (I want to make bookmarks for books) requires ramming basis - pad to which pins are attached thread.For these works take thin silk, nylon or cotton thread.

For each subject and the material chosen an appropriate pattern.Characteristic of the completion of products is a macrame fringe.It is collected into a single three-dimensional brush or spread on small brush.In some cases, you can discreetly hide the ends of the threads at the end of work.

In nodular weaving, as well as in other types of crafts, there are ample opportunities for developing creative abilities.Using the basic units can create new composite combinations and their use in the creation of new objects.But for me, macramé - is not only the creation of useful things, but also just a pleasant holiday.Try it, maybe you will like it!]

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