“Rainbow Trout” by Al Canner

Rainbow Trout, 18 x 16 x 8 (1)I woke up this morning to an email from Al Canner showing me photos of his latest knotted sculpture.  I just have to say that creating Macrame Collective is the best decision I have ever made because it has connected us all to the wonders that people create using knots.  Just plain amazing.

We have seen work by Al before and here is his latest:  Rainbow Trout   18″ x 16″ x 8″

Rainbow Trout, detail 2








Rainbow Trout, tail finRainbow Trout, detail 1




See more work by Al Canner at http://www.cannerfiberart.com/



Where there once was none; now there are many

By far the most email requests I have received over the years is for tutorials that teach how to wrap stones in knotting.

Until recently there weren’t any, but not anymore!  I’m going to list them all here right now.  If I forget any, please contact me at soulcandy@macramecollective.com with the information.   There are workshops, one on one teaching, video tutorials and books.  I’ll list them according to categories.

One on One Teaching


Percy Palomino Tomayquispe – just one of many styles of stone wrapping you can learn from him

Percy Palomino Tomayquispe teaches via Skype in group classes and one on one mentoring/teaching.  It’s a great way to learn.  Contact him here via his Facebook page to get started:  https://www.facebook.com/InspirarteMacrame








 Video Tutorials

Coming soon is a 5 part Video Tutorial Series showing how to secure stones in knotting by Coco Paniora Salinas.  You can sign up to be notified via email when the tutorials are ready for purchase.  Word is that there will be more tutorials coming after that to show advanced knotting techniques.


Coco Paniora Salinas

Here you go – http://rumisumaq.com/macrame-tutorials/As








KnotMore.com has a video tutorial that will teach you how to make a knotted bezel around a stone that can then be attached to another object.  So if you want to incorporate a fiber bezel stone into your fiber art you can learn how here:  http://www.knotmore.com/tutorials.html


KnotMore’s Fiber Bezel Around a Stone video tutorial

fyi – you can also get Dawn from KnotMore to teach a workshop on stone setting by contacting her at KnotMore@KnotMore.Com










Marion Hunziker Larsen, from Marion Jewels in Fiber at http://jewelsinfiber.com/index.html teaches this amazing cabochon setting workshop!

cabpearlfWant to set up a workshop?  Contact her here:  marion @ jewelsinfiber.com









New book just out from Raquel Cruz from Micro-Macrame and Something Else:  http://www.amazon.com/Micro-Macram%C3%A9-Basics-Beyond-Knotted/dp/1627000461

She includes a project that teaches setting stones in fiber.











and while you are checking out Raquel’s book, check out her tutorials as well:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Micro-Macrame-Something-Else-by-Raquel/158779050828550



Joan Babcock has a new book out that teaches more advanced micro-macramé techniques.  One of them is a clear tutorial on setting a cabochon in knotting.  You can find it here:  http://www.joanbabcock.com/Shop/MMJ_2.html











Plus if you have never tried her online classes, dvds or books you must try them.  I learned to knot from her book and now there are so many more ways to learn to knot from Joan.  They are quality resources – check them out here:  http://www.joanbabcock.com/Shop/MMJ.html


Viva Macramé!


Meet Alex Luna

There is nothing I love more than waking up to find an email from an macrame artist, especially when it contains photos like these from Alex Luna.  tumblr_nguqkkgOg31ruermjo5_1280
“Art invites us to capture the teachings that nature, animals, life, the sun
and our every day have to offer. Macramé invites us to meditate and build
roots within our Soul. Our Human Nature finds itself far from everyday life,
when in truth we need it amidst our shadows, helping us receive the energies
of the waters that lie before us, from the tree that stands to our right,
and from the sky above. I weave to understand myself and I share the result
of this understanding everywhere I find myself…”

Alex Luna



I asked Alex to tell us about himself and here is what he had to say –

I´m Alex.  I was born in Mexico City and am 25 years old. I’ve been making macramé since 6 years ago and have a degree in graphic design. in UAM-Xochimilco.   I used to travel across the country to learn about macramé. The first time that I saw a bracelet in macramé was in Xilitla seven years ago. I remember the knots which I fell in love with. During the process of making my first sculpture I learned a lot. But I wanted the piece to have more concept. My teachers and friends who have been working in the process helped me see the things that I could create. Today I continue making sculptures and jewelry pieces and am living in Oaxaca De Juarez.

 You may contact Alex at:  alunakan@gmail.com