Monday, 27 May 2013

Not tonight Josephine...

Not last weekend, but the weekend before, I went to a jewellery class.  I bet you can't guess where?  Yep, that's right the Bead Shop Nottingham.  Their classes are fab though, so you can't blame me.


It was another macrame class, this time learning the Josephine knot, which has several other names that I've forgotten! 


We used a lovely silky cord for this one.  I spent ages getting all my knots nice and straight and butting up together nicely.  Then I put it on and it stretched slightly and suddenly there were gaps between the knots!! 


I think if you want the knots to all butt up nicely, you have to do the knots really, really tightly to begin with.  Or glue them.


I really do like it though, even with the gaps.

11 comments:

Anna said...

Lovely !
Have a nice week !
Anna

Sarah said...

That's one very attractive knot! I think the Bead Shop need to start paying you to mention their name. I'm not a jewelery crafter and I live on the other side of the world, but I still want to take their classes ;-)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh my goodness, it's been so many years since I did any macrame that I'd have to learn the knots all over again. (It was all the rage when I was a teen in the 70s.) Love your bracelet and I adore that little star you used for the closure. And when I saw the first photo, I thought you'd put the gaps in there on purpose so that it would look like chains linking.

Sandra :) said...

That's cute, Wendy - that type of design would make a great belt as well!

Melody said...

Brilliant. These will make fabulous presents.

JoJo said...

Wow you did a great job!!! Macrame' and knotting eludes me. It's like a dyslexia thing. That's why I don't knit or crochet.

kira crochet said...

Very cute :) and amaizing blog! :)
Karolina

pennydog said...

That's a really nice knot! I only walked past the Bead Shop today as it happnes, and I will do again tomorrow after my skate lesson on my way to get Frappuccino happy hour...

Allie said...

That is ADORABLE.

Jane Galley said...

They're very pretty knots, and I agree, a belt would be lovely

Samantha said...

I'd give it a ten out of ten for knot too bad :)