Macramé boards are a simple but highly useful design for macramé knotting, the first records of macramé date back as far as the 13th century by Arabs who called it Miqrama meaning Embroided veil or Ornamental fringe. It was later adopted by sailors as a past time whilst at sea but later during the Victorian era it lost its appeal until its temporary revival in the 1960s. These days macramé is a combination of traditional sailors knots and decorative chinese knots fashioned into beautiful jewellery using a range of materials including leather, chinese knotting cord, rattail and Superlon to name but a few, blended together with a plethora of metal, glass and Semi Precious Gemstones for stunning hand crafted pieces of jewellery. If you are looking for macramé ideas check out our books where you will find several books on macramé, Chinese knotting and various braided jewellery perfect to pin on your macramé board, including Twenty To Make – Micro macramé Jewellery by Suzen Millodot which contains 20 easy to follow step by step jewellery projects to get you started as well as Micro Macramé Beaded Jewellery- 30 Stunning Designs Using Crystals and Cords by Annika DeGroot which contains more intricate and complicated patterns for the more experienced beader.
This foam beadsmith macramé board designed by Anne Dilker is perfect for macramé projects mainly because of its specially designed notches around the each edge to slot your cord without it getting tangled the foam will not snag your stringing material or damage your surfaces the board is also super lightweight we also stock the travel size macrame board, the marked grid on both boards ensures that your finished work is even and professional looking. It also comes with 5 T-pins for securing your project while you work.
The Pepperell Macrame Project Board is made from sturdy 1/2" thick board with handy grid-markings to ensure that your macramé work is level. It also includes sizing guides for ribbons and beads as well as a quick-glance knotting guide and comes with 5 T-pins for keeping your work in place.