HitchandArrow

Macrame Supplies, Cotton String & Colours, Macrame Art

Sheffield, England

HitchandArrow is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Taking a short break for the holidays. Shop will reopen on the 27th December.

Have a wonderful Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

Thank you all so much for your support!

Amy x

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 21 Dec, 2021

Taking a short break for the holidays. Shop will reopen on the 27th December.

Have a wonderful Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

Thank you all so much for your support!

Amy x

Amy Barker

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About HitchandArrow

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On Etsy since 2016

Hey! My name is Amy. I've enjoyed making macrame for around 22 years, having learnt the craft as a young teen growing up in North America. Back then it was all about the hippie jewellery made with hemp twine. I went mad for it and even sold a few things to some local shops in New Hampshire and then California to make some extra pocket money for myself.

Fast forward to the present day and macrame is making a comeback. What was massive in home decor in the seventies has now had a modern twist. Made with soft cotton rope rather than scratchy jute twine, modern macrame adds softness and a contemporary elegance to homes and installations alike. Plant hangers add to the indoor jungle vibe by lifting the greenery to eye level. Wall hangings add a boho, calming, yet free-spirited feel and they look so elegant with flower displays at weddings.

Macrame is the antithesis of the cookie cutter items that are churned out of machines, all matching, all perfect. Macrame has to be made by hand. You can visually see and feel each knot that was made by its very maker. I think that is why it is so appealing.

North America and nomadic people influence and inspire my craft. I also love textiles from other nomadic and indigenous people all over the world. The geometric pattern and design is really stunning. I love that many of the designs have stories and legends attached to them, adding meaning and beauty to items used every day.

I love using natural materials. They make each piece unique and celebrate the treasures that Mother Earth leaves for us to find. I don't use anything synthetic in my work so it retains a more organic look and feel.

I'm a mum of two gorgeous children and I live in Sheffield in the UK. I love camping and spending time outdoors. I'm generally a very resourceful person so if I'm not creating macrame, a lot of my crafting tends to involve up-cycling as I love to give things another life as something new that is treasured.

If you have any questions or requests for custom orders or installations just pop me a message.

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Last updated on 27 Mar, 2018
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How much rope do I need?

I’ve written a detailed blog post about measuring rope on my website www.hitchandarrow.com/blog

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