by Emma Thomas-McGinnis, artist & quilter

Trying Something New

June 29th, 2013 | Posted by Emma in All | Crafts

I don’t know what came over me, except maybe nostalgia for those hippie craft books I grew up pouring over…but I just got the itch to try something new, micro-macramé! I ran across this website., if you have a few minutes click that link now, you won’t be disappointed. She does amazing things with thread and beads!

So I bought a pattern on her etsy shop…
I’m now a quilter more than a beader, so my bead stash was sadly lacking. It took me two shopping trips and two packages in the mail before I could start the project that I had instantly downloaded from Etsy…torture!!

But look!


Here’s my little stash of new beads and cord.


So, what do you think? Did I find another hobby? My dad would say “you need that like you need a hole in your head” but it’s pretty fun! I have to go back and do another repeat right now!

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  • avatar Linda H. says:

    Very cool. Very retro. I did the macramé thing in the 70’s. Even made a beaded curtain that hung for years in the side view window by the front door! I’m glad for YOU to be doing it, though I tend to agree with your dad! Ha, ha.

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