CreativeBug Workshop: Make a Macrame Plant Holder with Cathy Callahan

Take a new look at macramé with Cathy Callahan’s easy-to-follow tutorial.

I know, when you think of macramé you think of cheesy 70s dens, but the knotted handicraft has come a long way since then.

Learn the simple satisfaction of creating knotted designs and take a new look at vintage-style crafts from the blogger behind Cathy of California. Cathy will teach you how to use simple knots to create twists and movement in a macramé plant hanger made modern with vivid colors. You’ll learn the fundamentals of macramé, which can be applied and adapted to all kinds of projects, from jewelry to home décor.

Cathy was raised by a super crafty mom in suburban Southern California. As a result the crafts and design of the 60s and 70s serve as a never ending source of inspiration for her work.

Cathy has appeared on the Martha Stewart show and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Sunset, Anthology, Mollie Makes and Frankie magazines. Her first book Vintage Craft Workshop was released by Chronicle Books in 2011. In July 2012 she launched a jewelry and accessories collection that is currently available at Yolk, Poketo and Reform School in the Los Angeles area.

Cathy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cat.

CreativeBug, a new series of how-to videos for DIY’ers, recently launched to inspire you. For $25 a month, subscribers have unlimited access to a continuously updated library of creative workshops in knitting, crochet, sewing, jewelry, entertaining, home decorating and kids crafts. Featuring some of the country’s biggest talents, instructors include Debbie Stoller, Stitch ‘n Bitch, Heather Ross, Weekend Sewing, Christine Schmidt, Print Workshop and Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin. Creativebug’s state of the art audio and video production quality, short video segments and entertaining presentation make the videos accessible to artists of all skill levels.

If you’ve got the handmade fever, share some of your very own handmade projects with CreativeBug during their very first CreativeBug + Pinterest: I Made This’ Pin-It-To-Win-It Contest. It launches today.

So, what are you waiting for? Make a pattern. Make a print. Make a difference.

Rowena Ritchie

Rowena is EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.