A coarse fabric, lace, or object made by tying a sequence of knots in threads, cords, or ropes. Knotting, or macramé, has been used world-wide. It was popular in Genoa in the 19th century and was revived as a craft in the 1960s. Works created by knotting include clothing, wall hangings, towels, purses, hammocks, window coverings, and plant hangars.
Synonyms and Related Terms
knotted lace; tatting; macramé; macrame; punto a groppo; macramé (Esp.); knoopwerk (Ned);
Resources and Citations
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Macrame." Accessed 8 Sept. 2004.
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998