March 27, 2015


Microme by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame.

Microme - remember, folks, you heard it here first.  I'm on a one woman crusade to change the name of what I do from micro macrame to microme.  Let's face it, micro macrame is just a mouthful.  I didn't really care a whole lot about what it was called before I started doing classes because, apparently, typing micro macrame is much easier than saying it.  Once I started having to pronounce it in videos and narration (and had to re-record a few times because I got all tongue tied), I started looking for an alternate term.

I used plain old "macrame" for a while, but that conjures up images like this for some folks:

Macrame owls.

Now I like a macrame owl as much as the next guy, but this isn't really the "feel" I was going for.  Then I tried the phrase "beaded macrame" for a while, and while the alliteration factor is gone, it's still the same number of syllables and it just isn't very catchy.  

Enter my friend.  We all have one - the one who has funny stories for days?  Mine also has a super catchy dance complete with swinging arms and snapping fingers that never fails to bring a smile to my face, but that's a story for another day.  Anyway, the other day when we were visiting about what it is that I do, it came out "microme".

Microme \ˈ-krō-ˌmā\
I like it!  It's a little word, which seems more appropriate for itty bitty macrame than "micro macrame".  It's catchy and it's fun to say.  I am, therefore, on a mission to spread this new word throughout the land.  Maybe even get it into a dictionary - at least the urban one :)  Who's with me?


  1. I'm from the owl era. I say, " It's microme all the way!"

  2. Microme is perfect! Macro/a=large, micro=small. Should have thought of it sooner :)

  3. Because I work in research ;)

    1. I had another person point that out. I'm figuring there shouldn't be a lot of confusion between the two, though ;)


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