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November 2022

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November 2022 Newsletter

Jack of All Trades Sheep Ornament

Designed and made by Nancy Ellison

My local Zumbro River Fiber Arts Guild always has an annual project. This year, we’re making ornaments for a tree to donate to the Festival of Trees fundraiser. Since I’m a member of various subgroups in the guild, I wanted to combine techniques for my sheep ornaments.

Find the full pattern here

Macramé in Weaving

Macramé is an art form that uses knots to create patterns and textiles. The same knots used in macramé can be incorporated into your weaving projects. Multiple knots can embellish the fringe on a scarf or shawl. Let’s look at a few examples. You can learn how to tie these knots in my online course, Beginner Macramé, on the online Schacht School of Textile Arts.

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Two photos of using macramé in weaving projects. This piece is multiple shades of blue on a wooden table, and has staggered square knots on the fringe.


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