Handmade Woven Art for Beginners & Beyond
Indulge your macramé obsession the fun way—by making it yourself! Macramé artist and teacher Natalie Ranae will guide you step by step to create stunning designer art pieces to adorn any space with boho vibes. From contemporary plant hangers to elegant wall hangings to practical home accents such as pillows, rugs and floor poufs, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get an impressive result with your very first project.
All of the twenty projects include detailed photos and instructions for every step, and each project features a variation at the end that changes the look, for a total of forty potential designs. Featuring a practical guide to common knots and patterns, no other DIY macramé book offers this much variety and instruction for designer pieces. Natalie provides you the knowledge and skills to recreate her pieces exactly as shown, or confidently branch off with your own design. With such beautiful inspiration at your fingertips, the only limit is your imagination.
"If macramé has ever piqued your interest, save a space on your shelves for this book! Natalie does an incredible job unraveling dreamy textile designs into easily digestible tutorials.” —Samantha Shaw, Maker's Movement
“Stunning! Natalie has taken the mystery out of macramé while offering strong, interesting pieces for readers to draw inspiration from or recreate.” —Rachel Denbow, Smile and Wave, author of DIY Woven Art
“This is one of the most beautiful and inspiring books about macramé that I have come across.” —Fanny Zedenius, Createaholic, author of Macramé: The Craft of Creative Knitting for Your Home
“Natalie has created a wonderfully curated guide to beginners’ macramé projects. Not only will this book inspire you to pick up a new hobby, it’s also visually stunning!” —Erin Barrett, Sunwoven Studio
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.