Having previously posted on the possible revival of macrame, I have since come across some wonderfully modern ideas using basic macrame techniques. When you think that all you need is a couple of balls of string or twine to make these designs, macrame is a very affordable way to add unique decor items to a home. http://www.home-dzine.co.za/decor/decor-modmac.htm#
Patterns of macrame. From the public domain book "Complete guide to the work-table : containing instructions in Berlin work, crochet, drawn-thread work, embroidery, knitting, knotting or macrame, lace, netting, poonah painting, & tatting, with numerous illustrations and coloured designs (1884)."