No! Knot Again!

macrame cover

Macrame
Bogen
1974

Time to take another ride in the way back machine to the early 1970s for some more groovy macrame. There are some nice choices in accessories for both home and to wear. Note the collar necklace. I am trying to think of an occasion that would call for such a necklace, but I am fresh out of ideas. Maybe you should pair it with the “skirt” featured in the next picture. (I think it goes without saying that you will need some kind of legging under the skirt.)

In the final picture there is a “vest” to wear, which I thought was a tote bag. Of course I have to wonder what one would wear underneath. Next to the vest there is some kind of costume. Maybe it is for a Halloween party where you are dressed up as a macrame wall hanging.

I believe we are now over 10 macrame books on this site. I do think this particular macrame book has the “best” clothes. I will say this macrame book has the best wall hangings. This little paperback, though, is right up there with these champs.

Stay groovy,

Mary

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6 comments

  1. “Note the collar necklace. I am trying to think of an occasion that would call for such a necklace, but I am fresh out of ideas.”

    According to my aunt and uncle, the suburban cocktail parties of Pasadena in the 70’s were rife with many examples of bad taste. I imagine many macrame fashions were on display at the time!

  2. I am going to claim, with full disclosure of no evidence whatever, that macrame is the reason “É” is ASCII character 144 and “È” had to wait for Unicode.

  3. I bet this would go fast at a Friends book sale, just for its sheer grooviness — at least if the binding condition warrants it.

  4. The costume looks like the cosplay version of a horrid macramé sculpture that hung for decades in the Embarcadero BART station. Before it was mercy-killed a few years ago, the red yarn has become matted and black with grime. Google it!

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