Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holey Crochet and Macrame Trend in 2011

Everybody knows what crochet and macramé are. I guess there is one exception… me. Well, the problem is that I don’t know these two English words but I do know what they are. So, I googled them. There you go.
For those who don’t really know what crochet and macramé. Crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn using crochet hook. Macramé is made by knotting the main fabric to great visual affect. It's a craft most often associated with 19th century sailors, who made all kinds of macramé objects in their spare time - with shipping rope, or from leather, yarn, twine or other sturdy materials. Macramé is mostly used for accessories and objects; because it's constructed of knots it can be bulky and have little stretch to it. Nevertheless, 2011 sees it used on clothing and accessories alike.
We've already mentioned that the main thematic inspirations behind the trend are the hippy seventies and the early sailors of the seven seas. But what to pair your pieces? Here are two tips for you.
1.     Pair a crochet top or vest with an updated pair of bell bottoms and a floppy felt hat
2.     Macramé with a pair of denim shorts in summer 2011.
What are you waiting for? Go get your piece.

boho macrame

crochet granny squares

macrame as beachwear

crochet maxi dress

sexy crochet dress

Heavy and holey: fashion inspiration

Heavy and holey: fashion inspiration

Pictures form fashionising.com

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