March 7, 2014

Micro Macrame Without Rules

Micro macrame knotting in free form style

An experiment in free form micro macrame knotting or a pattern gone horribly awry?  You decided.  I think I like it.  I played around with some free form a while back (remember this post?) and then sort of went away from it for a while.  Here lately I haven't been wanting to conform to the rules of normalcy (go ahead - have your fun with that one).  I've just been sitting down with some string and letting the knotting go where it may.  No plan, no sketch, no preconceived notion of where it might end up.

Beachy free form micro macrame in turquoise

It feels right.  I love the texture on this turquoise piece and how it somehow feels like beachy waves.  I decided to play up that angle when I added the pop of bright orange with the howlite starfish bead.

Free form knotting by Knot Just Macrame

This purple number reminded me of a butterfly somehow.  A deformed, modern art butterfly, maybe...  Or a bat.  But it seemed like it needed a little "something", too, so I added a Czech glass flower.  Just one.

Purple free form micro macrame by Sherri Stokey

I really like how just that one little bead seems like the perfect accent.  The perfect shoes to go with the perfect outfit kind of thing.

Purple freeform micro macrame necklace by Sherri Stokey

If you're looking for me, I'll be over there outside of the box.  Coloring outside the lines.


  1. I like the purple one better than the teal. Both of them look good to me though. I love freeform stuff and the idea of freeform macrame is new to me.

  2. I really love both of the necklaces. They have just the right touch and not overstated. They are you and your creativity. I would love to learn how to do the freeform and let it flow. I just do not know if I am there yet.

  3. Your necklaces very very beautiful. I really love it.

  4. Your necklaces very very beautiful. I really love it.

  5. SHERRI, I LOVE the idea & looks of freeform macrame. You do it so very well. Two Christmas's ago, I attempted to do a small macrame piece representing a section of the North Platte River that I loved so much. I never did get it out of my head and onto cord. So, instead I did a needle felted 3D version from a variety of wool rovings. But, I can't wear it, which is what I wanted. You've given me inspiration to start anew on my desire to macrame landscapes. Thank you so very much. Sharon D.


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