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Learn to Macrame
January 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The first heritage art workshop of 2020 will be offered at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester on Friday, January 17th from 10 am – noon. Artisan Dawn Moore will lead a group in fashioning a macramé plant hanger using several basic knots.
Macrame has been used for thousands of years to beautify items that utilize rope, fabric or cordage adding a fringelike adornment to these pieces. Through the years sailors created things like hammocks, fringe and belts, trading and selling these items around the world.
Macrame would enjoy the height of its popularity during the Victorian era when linens, clothing and more had macramé embellishments. After falling out of fashion it became fashionable once again in the 1970s when many other items would be made using these methods.
For this workshop all materials and supplies will be provided and the hanger will be completed during the class. The cost of the workshop is $25 for Dorchester County Historical Society members and $30 for nonmembers. To reserve a spot please call 410.228.7953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester is located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge.