Learn Macrame + Make an Extra Large Wall Hanging or Headboard

with Amy Zwikel

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

More and more people I meet express the desire to create their own Macrame Headboard or Large Wall Hanging, so I am giving you that very opportunity! This class is great for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Completed size is 3' wide by 3-4' long and is perfect for a headboard or large wall hanging.

Macrame is a fiber art created by knotting rope into unique, interesting patterns and designs. Overall, you will learn the basics of Macrame, craftsmanship, patience and creativity. Your macrame hanging is all yours and will be completely ready for you to take home at the end of the workshop.

I will provide only the highest quality, all natural materials for you to use as well as demonstrate and teach you a variety of knotting techniques. You will decide to either use my design and pattern or else create your own unique piece.

You will learn several strategies for designing and creating a successful large piece and all the necessary tools to accomplish your own design. I will be there leading group demonstrations, individual demonstrations, questions, answers and advice to guide you through this process from beginning to completion. If you still choose to use my design and pattern, that is perfect too!

Please note: We will create on a large wooden dowel without rings.

Bottled water and a light snack will be provided. BYOB and/or BYOSnack.

Chicago workshop tickets with Amy Zwikel are nonrefundable. If necessary, you can transfer your ticket into someone else's name.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All macrame materials are provided! Bottled water and a light snack will be provided and BYOB and BYOSnacks are welcome too.

Cancellation Policy

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Amy Zwikel

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Amy Zwikel Studio is a Chicago based art and design studio founded by Amy Zwikel. Amy's mission is to cultivate her creative skills through material exploration and experimentation in order to provide unique, handmade items for your home, your wedding and for you. Currently Amy is focusing on macrame and creating handmade macrame artwork but she also loves mixed media and painting.

Amy was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, but loves to travel and experience the globes's vast cultural landscape. She currently lives in Chicago's bustling Streeterville neighborhood.

Amy earned her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and went on to become an Art Director at a midsize Chicago marketing agency. Continuing to broaden her artistic reach, Amy earned an MAT in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Amy recently completed her 5th year teaching drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, digital photography and graphic design at a north shore high school all while establishing herself as a leader in macrame home decor.

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