Macrame anyone?

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Macramé has landed on our fp page bringing a little bit of unique texture to our summer feet. Many people get confused with Macramé and crochet so here’s a little about its background. Macramé is an art of decorative knotting without using needles or hooks. By using a series of knots, it can be created using any kind of material. You can use fine thread or even use leather strips. The outcome – a truly unique texture that creates interest.

We love the 1970’s influence and the workmanship aesthetic it portrays deriving from the early sailors of the seven seas.  Sailors made macramé objects in off hours while at sea, and sold or bartered them when they landed, thus spreading the art to places like China and the New World. Nineteenth-century British and American sailors made hammocks, bell fringes, and belts from macramé. They called the process “square knotting”, after the knot they used most frequently.

However, the trend has made its way back and made an impact on the runaways for spring/summer 2011, but how do you wear such an intricate look?

Let the texture tell the story of your outfit; team with a simple sundress and brown satchel, maybe a no print outfit would work best avoiding over busy-ness or run wild with the 70’s look and team some cute little Macramé shoes with bell bottoms and a simple tee.

We’re loving the shoes that are featured here they’re the ideal summer shoe!

See Macrame product here: Gretna Macrame Wedge Shoreline Binetti Bag

macrame1Malandrino’s SS11

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Comments

g! -May 18, 2011, 4:03PM

Those.sandals.are.AMAZING.

Victoria -May 18, 2011, 6:25PM

this is perfect fashion- one of a kind and SO STUNNING.

http://www.runwayrundown.com

Taylor -May 18, 2011, 8:46PM

The orange top is stunning, and I love the macrame wedges in black.

aria -May 19, 2011, 5:02AM

wow i love this!!! do you guys know if the directions in lace skirt will be sold again in beige/white???? i really hope so!! i really want to buy it but seems to only be in black. please let me know! or how can i find this out?thank u!!!

Anna Velasco -May 19, 2011, 5:29AM

WOW! I sooo lurve the platform wedges! =)))))

Anonymous -May 19, 2011, 1:31PM

does fp see that feather keychain on the binetti?? <3

Anonymous -May 19, 2011, 1:32PM

*sell that keychain

lovely -May 19, 2011, 2:28PM

OKAY!!! the last sandals that are very tall and come in two colors what is it black and brown? where can i find those, please help!!

boho diva -May 19, 2011, 7:20PM

I must have those sandals! I love the laid back 70′s vibe. Beautiful!

xoxo, Boho Diva
http://www.bohodiva.com

How to Macrame -May 23, 2011, 3:28PM

I love those shoes, that is incredible!

How to Macrame -May 23, 2011, 3:30PM

That brown macrame dress is really cool, but it looks kind of heavy at the top? Macrame is definitely hot for this summer!

Phill Bear Arrington -June 5, 2011, 11:45PM

those shoe’s are great work of art. I love the craft for 31 year’s Macrame chair’s is one of my Specialty macrame is awesome.

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