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Mairead Ronan

Move Over Knitting, There's A New Craft In Town

There has been a huge increase in sales of knitting supplies over the last year with people picking...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:41 PM - 28 Jan 2021



Mairead Ronan

Move Over Knitting, There's A New Craft In Town

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:41 PM - 28 Jan 2021

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There has been a huge increase in sales of knitting supplies over the last year with people picking up the hobby to pass the time at home. But there's a new stitch in town - macramé!

Fiona Cooke is a master at macramé and she joined Mairead to chat about the craft that was big in the 70's and 80's and is seeing a comeback.

Macramé has been around for hundreds of years - it dates back to the 1700's when bored sailors used their knotting skills to create things.

Fiona says it's far easier to learn than knitting as you only need to know four knots. She sells her creations as well as the tools for you to make your own designs through her online business Many Small Places.

Move Over Knitting, There's A New Craft In Town

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