MELLOW MACRAME: BRING BACK SEVENTIES NATURAL CRAFT STYLE

Your crochet hooks may have been hijacked by your kids for their insatiable loom band cravings, but you can still get that old school crafting look with some of Eco Chic’s Macrame pieces. Macrame bedheads, lampshades, plant holders, pendants and wall hangings are all the rage this year. Now that hippy crafty chic is back and we say all hail macramé, because it’s natural, handcrafted homestyle chic at its laid back, effortless best.

Originally a 13th Century Arabic weavers’ EcoChic_1012953_MacrameWallHangingBedheadword meaning “Fringe” it refers to the decorative fringes that kept the flies out of the eyes of camels and horses. And if you were a child in the seventies you will remember your mum in deep concentration making some macramé plant pot hangers. Every house had one. Beeded, trimmed, fancy or plain, you couldn’t go into a house without knocking into a spider plant in a macramé plant pot holder!

At Eco Chic we just love it when old style gets revamped to create such beauty in a new piece. The following handcrafted macramé pieces have been created by Kay Lonergan, a talented local weaver, and we are so proud to showcase her talents.

MACRAME BEDHEAD
Step away from the usual wooden or fabric bedheads, and try a textural talking point for your home. Handmade (of course) from white cotton yarn, this beautiful and unusual bedhead will stylishly dress up a plain bedhead or can be hung behind a bed to create a bedhead look.
Queen Size: 158cm wide x 110cm high x 4cm deep. $980.

MACRAME PENDANT LIGHTEcoChic_1012952_MacramePendantLight
This amazing pendant light is really something different! As Eco as you can get, it is hand made from off-white cotton cord to form this unusual and eye-catching pendant. Obviously this pendant would look marvellous in a study or library setting, but also ultra cool in a restaurant or commercial application.
Pendant Light Size: 40cm diam x 60cm high. $560

MACRAME WALL HANGING
Wall hangings are very much on trend this year as interesting and beautiful wall art. Made from off-white cotton cord, our Macrame wall hanging is so simple it’s just gorgeous and will look perfect in a beachside airy living room, breezy bedroom or even on a verandah. Overall Size: 71cm wide x 91cm high x 2.5cm deep. $475.

For more information and to view everything in store at Eco Chic, go to http://www.ecochic.com.au.

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For more information, pricing, photography or product, for shoot, or for interviews with Cris Bucknall or Paula Breckman, please contact sophie@prchicks.com.au.

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