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:
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".
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?