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Macrame Projects by Gladys Findley & Percy Blandford

Macrame Projects by Gladys Findley & Percy Blandford

Dryad Press 1986 ISBN 9780852196755

There's more to macramé than string pothangers and knotted owls. This book contains 26 original designs homemakers can use to adorn every room, including the bathroom and not forgetting the nursery. I like the knotted Christmas tree which is decorated by adding macramé ornaments and baubles daily until it’s fully laden. The Authors - Mrs Findley teaches macramé and creates the designs, Mr Blandford is an established craft writer - describe the materials, accessories and tools needed, and then explain how to tie the knots. Beginners are quickly able to tackle Glad Findley’s simplified written instructions (like knitting pattern abbreviations) that go with each project. Percy Blandford’s apt drawings and photographs help make it easy. (In case you like pothangers and owls, examples of good ones are included). This is  an excellent book for starters and adept students, while children will love many of the completed articles. It comes in a hard cover and has easy-to-read print. Black-&-white illustrations cannot show how attractive and colourful each item really is, but the cover picture gives some idea. A worthy addition to the list of Dryad craft books