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Make Your Own Macramé

If you grew up in the '70s, you're almost guaranteed to be familiar with macramé, a type of textile that is made from knotting thread together to creative crafty, decorative items. The art of macramé became incredibly popular during this decade but in fact has roots that reach all the way back to the 17th Century. It was spread from Europe to many other parts of the world by sailors who used to knot hammocks, belts, knife handle covers and more in their spare time at sea and ultimately became a widespread pastime and popular decorative technique during the Victorian era. Though macramé lost its appeal for a long time, it saw a resurgence during the '70s when it was used to make wall hangings, plant hangers, bedspreads and tablecloths and then it quickly fell out of fashion again. But with the general trend towards all things '70s predicted for 2016, this craft is back again in a big way. For all those who're keen to hop on the bandwagon and make like sailors of yore, we've included a macramé plant holder tutorial below that takes you through how to make your own knotted treasure.