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Macrame Returns In Style… I’m So Scared

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

19 thoughts on “Macrame Returns In Style… I’m So Scared

  • April 4, 2018 at 7:42 am
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    I learned to do Madame in high school…artclass! Would love to relearn with everyone.

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  • April 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    I actually have 15 copy boxes full of macramé cord and cording accessories in my basement. Given to me by my cousin, after her mother, my aunt passed away. I am looking forward to the MAL, to finally be able to use some of it.

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  • April 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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    I too did macrame items in the 60s and and 70s, in fact, I helped finance my college education by selling my work at craft fairs. I have continued to make items for gifts, (such as plant hangers), throughout the years, but it has been difficult to find appropriate cord to work with. I am allergic to jute and wool so I am very excited that synthetic materials are being produced that can be used for macrame. I will be one of the first to jump on any MAL you start, and help as much as I can. Mikey, go for it!

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  • April 2, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    I absolutely love seeing this from the crochet crowd. I remember my mom doing macrame when i was little. She made a swing that hung in my grandmothers home that me and my cousins use to swing on. It was so cool to be swinging inside the house. Now that i own my own home and have my first grandbaby here i want to make a swing for him to make memories. I have always wanted to learn this technique but my mother passed away so i have no one to learn from now. I love mikeys crochet tutorials they have been so helpful. It would be awesome to see some great macrame tutorials because there isnt a lot of them out there that i have seen. Thank you mikey for all that you do.

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  • April 2, 2018 at 10:46 am
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    Cool man! I learned macrame in school art class as a matter of fact I just got done making an owl luggage tag

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  • April 2, 2018 at 10:06 am
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    Wow you have read my mind! I have been thinking i would like to get back to my old craft macrame! Looking forward to your new voyage too!

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  • April 1, 2018 at 11:44 pm
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    I can not remember the formula for length of cords, but it is manageabe.I made window coverings
    , Wall art and the pot hangers back in my macrame heyday.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 11:19 pm
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    I learned to macreme back on the 70’s, and loved it i knew the knots back then, but I guessed at the amount of cord needed. I am liking that it is coming back in style. A few years ago, I found plant hangers that my mom made. She is gone now.

    Mikey, I think my learning process is close to yours, if not the same. I have always needed to understand new things, before I could really grasp it. My example is when I was taking college classes. If I didn’t understand, or if my brain had a question about what was being said, my mind couldn’t absorb anymore information If when listening to a lecture, and it wasn’t clear, or if it triggered a question in my mind, I couldn’t just let it go, and go back to it, I had to raise my hand, interrupting, and ask my question once I comprehended the answer, and only then, I could go on to learn and understand more. My only salvation was tape recording lectures, so while my brain stopped hearing, my recording would pick up from that point. I excelled in physiology, as it explained why, but barely passed anatomy, which was pure memorization.
    All that to say, after watching your videos, I retain what you taught, because you answer “why.” I can understand any of what you teach, which has helped,me become better at reading patterns, and making adaptations
    You also make learning fun. I hope that soon, I can begin to create patterns.
    Lastly, when taking a class in nursing school, we were given the quick assignment to write down how to make a peanut and jelly sandwhich. Then our instructor, followed the written directions exactly as one of us had written. You would be surprised how many sandwhiches could not be made, or how they were made, (a disaster), because of the lack of clear simple written steps. If you assume your reader knows steps, their first attempt to make a sandwhich (or crochet project) is most likely going to set the student up to fail.

    Mikey, thank you for yoyr enthusiasts and love for crocheting and teaching!

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  • April 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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    Yes macrame would be awesome. 😁😁😁

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  • April 1, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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    I TOTALLY understand where you are coming from as a learner who needs to know the overall objective of each step to learn efficiently and needs to know specific vocabulary. Thank you for expressing it so well.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    Would love to see mini tutorials, I love macrame!

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  • April 1, 2018 at 8:12 pm
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    Im looking forward to macramé. I tried to learn in the 70’s. Even bought beads for it. The confusion for me was determining the length of the cord for the project. You need the cord measured and rolled up with a rubber to control it. The knots are fairly simple so you should have no problem Mikey. Just how much cord to me was confusing.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    Mikey, I am surprised you haven’t tried macrame before now. it is really quite easy. Once you figure it out you will be all over this. Lots of wonderful things to make with macrame not just wall hangs and plant hangers.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    I was 15 yrs old in 1978 and in home economics class they taught us to macrame. It was so much fun. I could try to help or explain to u thru e mail, text or…..online. it’s not that hard and u being an excellent crocheter. You would be hooked. Lol

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  • April 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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    I’m planning on teaching a simple macrame project for our Fiber Guild soon. Your videos will be a great help!

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  • April 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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    Well I’m ready for some Macrame patterns, I still have all mine from the 70’s.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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    Yes I did I look forward to your tutorial. Mike I like short and purposeful crochet..teach more or show more pattern for short spanners (quick fix) like me.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm
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    I have been thinking about doing Macrame for a while……thank you for putting it out there….can’t wait…..I am thinking wall hanging, hanging planters…..rug?

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