Artistic and artistic house of modern Macrame writer Emily Katz, Life on a Beautiful Background
Macrame Artist Layered Host Emily Katz
We’re excited to have a look at Emily Katz’s artistic and plant-filled home! We first met Emily on Instagram; I think House Sparrow Fine Nesting and our friend Tasha Ball showed it to us. A look at the oath and all of our hearts are tied to the knots. Carpets, ancients, plants, handmade! Emily’s book Modern Macrame has just come out and is currently on a tour of the country. And guess what ?! Just two weeks after Tulsa (June 18th!), He comes and does book signing and AND workshops in our store. You guys. Go to the bottom of this article to read more about the class. And on the way, see Emily’s wonderful home and what she has to say about home design and style.
Emily, thank you for sharing your time and photos of your home and being a fun and entertaining person to email at the same time. 😉 We enjoy watching the book tour on Instagram and I can’t wait to meet you in person!
// All photos of Emily Katz //
We’ve seen most of your home in your Instagram feed and it’s obvious that you love vintage – why is it important in a vintage house? I like to bring things with stories. I love to surround myself with things that have stories, whether it’s memories from travels or gifts from friends or producers.
On a similar note, how does handmade in your home make sense? Most of the elements in our house have a handmade or handmade feeling. We made the light fixtures ourselves, Adam (my fiancée) screened his toes on the hand stairs, making shelves protruding over the windows to make the plants grow on more surfaces. I love having things in my field that don’t come from a store, that show them the process and time that goes to them.
Why do you think it’s worth having a nice home? Being in a well-designed area makes me feel more comfortable. That’s why I love to stay in beautiful places while traveling. I like to think every thought that goes into every detail. Thought and care involved making it a special place. It calms my nervous system somehow. I always make my bed in the morning and I feel like taking a little step to take a new step into the day, and I’ve been living the rest of my working day more clearly. And of course it’s always refreshing when I come home to feel clean and good.
Name your favorite tracks 2-3 in your home and tell us why they are your favorites. Oh, I think about all the carpets. I have an obsession! My favorites are from Kaya Kilims. Soukie Modern and Armadillo & Co. They bring home very comfortable, style and history. And I love our couch. We had a really great mid-century style that was not very nice, but very comfortable. Now we have a great one from Capsule Home and the way we use the living room has changed completely. Now it’s one of my favorite places.
Other favorites are the art at home. Some of my own pieces, others local artists. The only piece I really like is John Gnorski. And the wood sculpture is really fun and entertaining.
How did you get into the macrame and textile sector? I have always loved textiles since the days I spent as a fashion designer in the early 2000s. Macrame, another story, I learned this from my mother in 2012 as a way to re-establish contact after having been out of contact for more than 25 years. It’s a long story and a story I share in all my workshops. 🙂
You have too many plants! Tell us about the days of watering and take care of a home with plenty of plants. Irrigation of plants usually depends on Adam. He gets a little drunk and just goes into the plant mentality. He takes good care of them. I love that we have so much. In the last count more than 100 … And there is always room for more. I’ve had some of our plants since high school. One of these is from Adam’s ex-grandmother. They all have stories.
Emily Katz from Modern Macrame is coming to our store!
Emily Katz, author of Modern Macrame and Textile Extraordinaire, comes to our store for a special book signature and class on Monday, June 18th. . You can just come to sign the book (here for free, RSVP here) or register for the class (here) or you can get both + a book (here).
How to make macrame feather bag charms
- macrame yarn
- sharp scissors
- wood beads
I started using a piece of macrame yarn about 20 inches long. Fold it in half and place it on a clean surface as shown below.
You also need two pieces of yarn that are 8 inches long and folded in half.
One of the short sequences should be placed under the longer track as shown in the photo below. You can see the entire stream in my video above.
Place the other short rope on top and pass the ends over the tops. This is actually called a square node.
Pull all of them firmly and push the knot into the desired area so that the ends are the same length.
Then knot the base / end of the long string so that the square node can shift from the bottom.
After that you need to keep stacking square knots to get the length you want.
I made my feathers 10 to 12 inches long.
After completing the stacking of the square nodes, you need to remove and scan the macrame thread.
I like to do this part while watching a Netflix show. It calms me down. I know… Weird im
After going all over the macrame feather, you should end up with something you see below.
Now it’s time for a haircut to give a feather shape for wallet jewelry.
Finally you can slip a wooden bead on the end of the rope.
And here you have a very large macrame bag hammer.