The 7 Coolest Macrame Artists on Instagram Right Now

Jesse Clemmens
Jesse Clemmens
Co-Founder @ HiBeam
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You may know Macrame as the craft craze of the 70’s, but what is old is new again. In 2022, Macrame is once again all the rage. But we’re not talking about your grandma’s Macrame - today's artists create modern designs with creative details that will fit right into your 21st century lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of boho earrings, a piece of wall art, or traditional plant hangers with a modern twist, these Macrame artists on Instagram are our favorites to follow!


@cactusandmacrame

IG: @cactusandmacrame

Website: https://cactusandmacrame.com/

Sarah from Cactus & Macrame is a self taught fiber artist who specializes in layered macrame wall hangings, mostly created in her home studio in Dubai. Sarah runs a success business selling handmade pieces, supplies, accessories, and materials - including her signature driftwood.

Sarah shares a mix of original pieces (including wall hangings and even some wearable items), highlighting the fine attention to detail that goes into her incredible work.

A Chat With Sarah of @cactusandmacrame

Q: How long have you been creating macrame pieces?

A: 5 years

Q: What inspired you to start?

A: Expecting my daughter

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

A: Travels and people, mainly the amazing women I met along the way. Our motto is « Inspired by women, made for the world ». Each of our creations has a different personality and brings a unique feel into a space. 

Q: Where are you located?

A: Dubai. UAE

Q: Any favorite artists/makers you'd like to shout out that inspire you? 

A: Caralarga (@caralarga_mx), Vero Alessandrini (@veroalessandrini_), Denisse M. Vera (@denissemvera), Tefi Bertana (@tefibertana), Teddy and Wool (@teddyandwool), The Knotted Ropes (@the_knotted_ropes)…

Q: Any favorite yarn or materials brands?

A: Our brand Cactus & Macrame. Most of my creations are made with my Premium single twisted string and our unique pieces of driftwood.

Q: Anything else you want to add?

A: Cactus & Macrame was born from a dream to spread beauty and bohemian texture around the world. We believe in Nature and Movement & Macrame is keeping us in Motion and with a positive energy. Create, Move and Feel as much as you can. 


@laviebohemehandcrafted

IG: @laviebohemehandcrafted

TikTok: @laviebohemehandcrafted

Website: https://laviebohemehandcrafted.com/

Hannah is the artist and creator behind La Vie Boheme ("The Bohemian Life") - the home of tons of fun and unconventional pieces (check out these disco balls!). Many are for sale to her audience, both on IG as well as at shows and events in the Oregon area.

Follow Hannah for great behind-the-scenes process videos like this one. If you like what you're learning, you should know she also leads in-person macrame workshops + home classes.

A Chat With Hannah of @laviebohemehandcrafted

Q: How long have you been creating macrame pieces? 

A: I have been doing macrame for 3 years now!

Q: What inspired you to start?

A: I was inspired to make my first plant hanger when my plant obsession started to grow and I needed more space for my plants! I was on a budget and have always loved crafts and DIY projects, so I found a video on YouTube and made my first plant hanger. And everything just started to grow from there!

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

A: I get a lot of inspiration from following other makers/artists. Most of them are fiber related, but I also just love following artist in general because I love seeing what inspires them and I love seeing everyone’s unique style. I also like to put my phone down and brainstorm ideas of what I want to create next. I don’t want anyone else’s art to heavily influence what I’m doing because I want to make sure my pieces are original! 

Q: Where are you located?

A: I’m located in Salem, Oregon

Q: Any favorite artist/makers you’d like to shout out that inspire you?

A: I honestly think there’s too many to count! I have found such inspiration in the macrame community and have grown so close to everyone who shares the same passion! I’m so lucky to be apart of such an amazing medium and community!

Q: Any favorite yarn or material brand?

A: I love getting material from Rachel at The Lark’s Head Shop (@thelarksheadshop), she’s probably my main source of fiber! I also love Cindy’s supplies at Niroma Studio (@niromastudio). And Janis from Unfettered Co (@unfetteredco) also has amazing fiber!

Q: Anything else you want to add?

A: The best advice I could give anyone is to just go for it! When starting something new, it’s so easy to second guess yourself and feel intimidated by all the things you “should know”. But the truth is, most of us don’t know what we’re doing and you learn so much as you go! Don’t be afraid to get involved in your community and reach out to other like minded people to help encourage your journey! Also, celebrate your victories! Every small step in any business deserves celebrating!


@unfetteredco

IG: @unfetteredco

Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/UnfetteredCo

Based in British Columbia, Janis of UnfetteredCo creates works of art that you’ve never seen before in the world of macrame. Her body of work includes macrame mushrooms popping out of animal skulls, celestial wall hangings covered in planets and stars, and old-fashioned owls that harken back to the heyday of macrame.

Follow the UnfetteredCo on Instagram for inspiration from this expert fiber artist, and for her musings on self, social media, and other topics. Visit her Etsy store and find everything you need to create works of macrame art for yourself.

A Chat With Janis of @unfetteredco

Q: How long have you been creating macrame pieces?

A: I started creating macrame just under 5 years ago. 

Q: What inspired you to start?

A: Having just taken a beginner macrame workshop locally, I was completely obsessed with knotting! Macrame honestly just swept me in, and that came as a surprise because I figured it would just be a fun, creative, and therapeutic new hobby. But instead, it took over every corner of my life, home, and heart.  

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

A: I draw inspiration from other expressive mediums: especially illustration, embroidery, sculpture, tattoo, and philosophy. And while I suppose it’s a massive cliche at this point, I have to say that I also draw endless inspiration from nature. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I have the great fortune of wandering coasts and forests where living (and dead) things abound. 

Q: Where are you located?

A: I live in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada 

Q: Any favorite artists/makers you'd like to shout out that inspire you? 

A: Absolutely! Sandra de Groot (@atelierchaos), Ellen Jewet (@ellenjewet), Teagan White (@teaganwh), Dave Knight (#secondstreettattoo), Terry Watson (@tieoneoncreative), Vanessa Baragao (@vanessabarragao_work), Roman Booteen (@romanbooteen). I’m also just really inspired by anyone who takes time out of their day to make something! It doesn’t have to be grand or impressive; but just putting the work into using those creative parts of the brain is an inspiring—and world changing—endeavor. 

Q: Any favorite yarn or materials brands?

A: I use entirely recycled cotton in my work because I really value sustainability and waste reduction. All of my materials are from @unfetteredsupply, which is the fiber art supply company that my partner and I built. You can find us on Etsy (as Unfettered Co) We offer recycled cotton, handmade metal frames, yarns, ribbons, tools and more ;)

Q: Anything else you want to add?

A: Just want to add a thank you for putting fiber art, and macrame, in the public eye! It’s exciting to watch the profile of fiber art grow enormously and I’m thrilled to be a small part of that. 


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@thewoodenhook

IG: @thewoodenhook

TikTok: @thewoodenhook

Website: https://thewoodenhook.com

At the crossroads of crochet and macrame you will find Mariela's handmade accessories, functional household items, and gifts. Mariela has a passion for working with her hands and using natural wooden tools to create organically-inspired accessories in pastel and neutral shades.

Come for the macrame and crochet, but don’t forget to check out the stickers! Mariela also offers cute stickers in her shop that match her neutral aesthetic, giving you more than one reason to follow The Wooden Hook on Instagram!

Speaking of following - if you want a more behind the scenes experience, check out The Wooden Hook on TikTok where you can find process videos, packing ASMR, and many more glimpses of what it's like to run The Wooden Hook Store.


@kind_creations_by_jenni

IG: @kind_creations_by_jenni

Website: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KindCreationsByJenni

If you love playful designs and soft pastel rainbow colors, you'll love Kind Creations by Jenni! Using vegan-friendly fibres, she creates rainbow wall hangings, tassel garlands, and wire words in a range of hues to match any décor.

Jennie’s designs lend themselves well to nursery and children’s bedrooms with their whimsical appearance. Follow her on Instagram to see what she’s making. Then, visit her Etsy shop to pick up something for yourself, or grab a gift for someone else.


@mytotalhandmade

IG: @mytotalhandmade

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/myTotalHandmade

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/myTotalHandMade

Ourania of My Total Handmade makes beautiful, ocean-inspired macrame designs that are meant to be worn and enjoyed inside and outside the home. Using tones inspired by nature, she creates everything from starfish-shaped trivets to necklaces, wall hangings, and even handbags.

Although she sells crocheted items in her Etsy shop, Ourania focuses much of her creative energy on uploading tutorials so you can learn how to crochet yourself. Follow her on Instagram and watch how she does it so you can make crocheted creations of your own!


@megsmodernmacrame

IG: @megsmodernmacrame

TikTok: @megsmodernmacrame

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/megsmodernmacrame

You’ll find a lot of what you already love about macrame in Meg’s Modern Macrame store, like chunky wristlets and mini rainbows, but take a deeper dive into her body of work and you will discover cute, quirky, and slightly unexpected designs that you won't find anywhere else.

For example, you’ll find rainbows in muted tones, but you’ll also find fuzzy rainbows made out of leopard print fur, octopi, and bunny ear teething rings. Give her a follow and stay up-to-date on all the cool things she's making, as well as which farmer's and maker's markets you can find her at in and around Louisiana.


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