Learn to macrame

Macramé is the art of making decorative and useful items by knotting rope and string.

CAMBRIDGE — The first heritage art workshop of 2020 will be offered at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester on from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 17.

Artisan Dawn Moore will lead a group in fashioning a macramé plant hanger using several basic knots.

Macrame has been used for thousands of years to beautify items that use rope, fabric or cordage, adding a fringe-like adornment to these pieces. Through the years sailors, created things like hammocks, fringe and belts, trading and selling these items around the world.

Macrame enjoyed the height of its popularity during the Victorian era when linens, clothing and more had macramé embellishments. It became fashionable once again in the 1970s when many other items were made using these methods.

For this workshop, all materials and supplies will be provided and the hanger will be completed during the class. The cost of the workshop is $25 for Dorchester County Historical Society members and $30 for nonmembers.

To reserve a spot please call 410-228-7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.

The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester are at 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge.

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