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Macrame / Chinese Knotting
Macramé is a crafting technique that involves weaving and knotting cord to form a pattern.

Although sometimes referred to as 'Chinese knotting', the history of macramé dates back long before it was discovered in China. It is believed to have had originated in Arabia during the 13th century. When the Moors conquered Spain in 711 AD, they brought this artform with them. From Spain, it spread to other European countries. Sailors then picked up on the technique and kept it alive over the years. While out to sea, these sailors would knot thick twine into decorated pieces that could be sold or traded went they went ashore. The technique was first discovered in China through these sailors.

This category contains free how-to information about macrame, project instructions, and picture galleries, macramé supplies, as well as links to online craft shops offering handmade macramé items.

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