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Macrame Workshop with Melissa O'Boyle of Bow to the East

Saturday, October 21
2:30-5 p.m.

Class Size: 3-10 people
Price: $70 ($50 workshop fee + $20 supply fee)




I believe the creative process is a way to awaken the spirit and offer therapy from our day to day lives.  Macrame especially can provide an easy outlet and is meditative by nature. I want to give individuals access to the experience of not only creating something beautiful and unique, but also a skill they can expand upon. 

Students will get introduced to the basic knots used in macrame.  We will explore how these knots work together to create new and different designs.  Students will make a small wall hanging.  Basic materials will be provided. 

Topics covered during this workshop:

  • how to prepare for your project
  • choosing materials
  • intro to various knots
  • incorporating embellishments
  • embracing mistakes
  • work on wall hanging 
  • provide resources for future projects



About Melissa O'Boyle
Bow to the East

Melissa O’Boyle is an Atlanta artist and designer currently working in the textile medium of macrame with designs inspired by nature and geometry.  Receiving a BFA from University of Georgia, her focus was in traditional film photography.  Her experience varies from alternative forms of photography, photographic experimentation on fabric, pinhole photography, printmaking, paper-making, book arts, jewelry-making and metalwork.  She studied in Cortona, Italy in the summer of 2004 and has taken continuing education courses at Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle, Washington.  Her work is on display in Seattle, LA, Austin, and Atlanta.

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