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Macrame machine?

(5 Posts)
Willow500 Sat 30-Apr-16 15:36:45

My son has told me my daughter in law wants to start making those macrame hanging baskets that used to be so popular back in the 80's. He says she's looking for a machine which does this and as it's her birthday in a couple of weeks I thought I'd get it for her but I've looked all over and can't find out what it is she means. Does anyone have any idea and where I might find such a thing? I've done a lot of crafts over the years but this is a new one to me and I'm at a bit of a loss!

Greyduster Sat 30-Apr-16 15:53:13

I've never seen a macrame machine. I used to make macrame hangers in the eighties; it was a big thing then, but no-one I know ever used a machine. If there is such a beast, I'd rather like to see one.

phoenix Sat 30-Apr-16 16:31:00

Same here, I used to make loads of them, but by hand and have never heard of a machine for doing it.

Jenty61 Sat 30-Apr-16 16:31:52

its a Macrame board and pins you are after not a have them..

Willow500 Sat 30-Apr-16 16:50:26

Thanks Jenty - I'll have a look