Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me Book Giveaway!

Well, Happy Anniversary to this blog, at least. In celebration of one year's worth of blathering on about knotty things, I am giving away one free copy of my book Micro-Macrame: 30 Beaded Designs for Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords to the lucky person who can best tell me what it is they like most about micro-macrame as an art form. Please leave your answer in the comments field below...Perhaps you were inspired by acrylic plant hangers in your Grandmama's back garden, or liken micro-macrame to those Victorian mourning brooches made from the hair of the dearly departed...give it a shot! Tell me what makes micro-macrame so grand to you!
The drawing for the book will held be on January 1, 2010, so you have 4 days to come up with your answer! What a great way to start the new year!


  1. Hi Annika ,
    first let me congratulate you on your blog anniversary . It has been a pleasure and a source of inspiration to read your posts !
    Micro-macrame to me is an art form that allows the expression of fluid motion , woven together in an eternal knot creating wonders of beauty ,delicate and fragile to look at , yet strong , bonded forever and a joy to behold!

  2. Annika,
    I've been composing the answer in my head for the past three days, so here it is:
    Micro-macrame is an art form akin sculpture because it is three-dimensional. It is different from sculpture because I am creating the medium I work with - the fabric of the art: the cords, netting, and the knots, which are formed into a desired shape. All my pieces are three-dimensional. I hate flat art because it lacks volume. It is a misconception that people who cannot paint or draw cling to crafts. I love drawing, but micro-macrame allows me to create wearable art, so I can take my self-expression with me wherever I go.
    Have a creative year!

  3. Hi Annika!

    I have made several of your designs and I want to thank you for inspiring me to take up this new hobby!! I love micro macrame because it allows me to express my creativity in a delightful, no mess, relaxing way! I can just do a little bit if I want (but I get started and don't want to quit!). My local bead store is now expressing interest in ordering the C-Lon or Tuff Cord products after seeing what I'm doing. I find most people have never heard of this new art, but they do remember the old macrame. I love the fine thread tying and it's so relaxing to sit down to "tie on a few" with a hot cup of coffee! Thanks again, and Happy New Year! Julie Backous -

  4. ciao Annika sono Elisabetta, volevo farti tanti complimenti, i tuoi lavori sono incantevoli, si è aperto un mondo ai miei occhi, perchè non conoscelo la Possibilità Che con i nodi si potesse arrivare a Tali voglio Intraprendere questa strada, ma non sono molto brava, non so esattamente che materiali servono.ti sarei infinitamente grata se tu Potresti aiutarmi con qualche grazie di cuore

  5. I was originally taught to macrame by an aunt when I was a kid. What inspired me to pick it up as an adult was a book of beautiful lace that was all done by macrame. I love how you can use such a wide variety of materials which completely changes the feel of the piece. I can make anything from home decor to jewelry to hone my skills in specific patterns. The best investment that I have made were finger cots. I kept getting blisters and raw spots from pulling the knots tight. These really made a difference and are available at most pharmacies.