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Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio {book review}

Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio

I love a handmade Christmas. This year I have been working towards a Christmas tree decorated only with handmade ornaments. Obviously this will be for me, because my kids still insist on decorating our main tree with every decoration they can find!

Handmade decorations and macramé remain just as popular as ever. If you want to try making some sweet macramé items you see featured in magazines and online then you will love Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio – thank you to Search Press for sending me a review copy.

Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio {book review}

This is the third title from Isabella Strambio – her first book, Macramé for the Modern Home, has now sold over 30000 copies. With Macramé Christmas you can learn how to make 24 beautiful Insta-ready macramé projects for a gorgeous and sustainable Christmas.

Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio

Macrame uses simple knotting techniques, and these are all clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and plenty of images. Start by learning 24 key knots through 8 beautiful patterns, all shown clearly using step-by-step photography.  There is also helpful tips for working with large pieces of macramé, knotting from an irregular-shaped support and keeping an even tension.

Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio

The 24 projects range from stunning tree and table decorations, to statement wreaths, charming gift tags and cute garlands – perfect to create a stylish, cosy Christmas at home, or to give away as enviable gifts! Each project clearly explains which knots to use, the difficulty level, how long the project will take, and photographs of the steps are provided as necessary.

Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio

The projects are easy to follow, genuinely desirable and, best of all, really simple to make! I have been gathering my supplies to try and make some of them – I’m starting with the bunting and want to try the wreath and ornaments too. I can’t wait to show you my progress as I hopefully work my way from beginner to intermediate!

About the Author:

Isabella Strambio is a self-taught macramé and natural dye artist. She is half Italian and half Japanese and she grew up by the sea in Italy. At 18, she moved to the UK to learn English and study Interior Design. Isabella has always been attracted to design, hand-made products, natural materials and textures, and her passions are reflected in her work. She is also a big advocate of using recycled materials for her macramé work and food scraps for her natural dyeing. She started her blog, to document her personal journey to learn 12 new crafts in 12 months. In 2017, she took the leap and quit her career as an Interior Designer to work full-time on her creative business.

She has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph, the UK TV series Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and regularly writes macramé tutorials for magazines like Mollie Makes, In the Moment, Hobbycraft and Origin. In 2019, her Natural Dyed Japanese Apron was one of the finalists for the Etsy Design Award. She runs workshops, events and team-building classes in London and across the UK. She also teaches macramé and natural dyeing online for people who cannot attend her workshops.

Macramé Christmas by Isabella Strambio is published by Search Press priced £12.99 and available from their website or all good book shops.

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    December 29, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    This is on my TBR pile, can’t wait to see what you make,

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