Meet our resident Macrame expert and founder of bohemian inspired brand Tent Living. Inspired by nature, romance and organic materials, Susana is a firm believer in supporting local artisans and will often work in collaboration with other artists to create her pieces.
We chatted the other day about her top DIY tips and inspiration - here are a few snippets:
What one thing have you made that you’re most proud of?
I have just finished a very large macrame piece, it was commissioned as a room divider and it is almost 2 meters high. I am so happy to have been able to work on such a project, and so thrilled I accepted the challenge.
What inspires you when coming up with new ideas?
I really enjoy nature, colours, patterns, travel exploring other cultures, and other makers.
Can you give your top 3 DIY tips to new crafters?
For those specifically wanting to learn macrame I would say:
- Look at tutorials online, there is a huge amount of different resources out there.
- Follow your favourite macrame artists on Instagram to be inspired on a daily basis!
- Do a workshop!
What crafty skill would you like to learn?
The one I learned in school but never took any further - ceramics.
If you want to find out more about Susana and Tent Living you can find her here:
Don’t forget you can make your own piece of beautiful Macrame art at our next Macrame workshop, where Susana will teach you everything you need to know!