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Retro macrame decor to make from salvaged material
If you've never done macrame before, fear not… with some basic instructions over a glass of vino (or something milder), you'll soon be knotting with confidence.
No previous experience is necessary to take part in an upcycled macrame workshop being held at Serendipity Op Shop in West End. Learning a craft from scratch in a social setting is a fun and relaxed way to gain new skills and make new friends.
The "sip and make" workshop is part of Serendipity Op Shop's efforts to fight fast fashion and to give people an avenue to make new things out of old. Owner Eva Heyward said: "We're dedicated to raising awareness and providing our community with a place where they can create to their heart's content without leaving an eco-footprint." In the spirit of ethical consumerism, participants will be using recycled materials to create new decorative pieces for their homes.
The macrame workshop will be run by multimedia artist Catikina Meri Told. Cati is originally from Papua New Guinea and loves working with printmaking, textiles, casting and crafts.
The workshop will include all materials to create an original macrame item. Participants can bring a drink of their choice (no spirits) and there will be some antipasto nibbles to share.
The workshop venue - Serendipity Op Shop at West End. Photo by author.