13 Aug 2012

Macramé mad


This month we've gone a little Macramé mad here at Milkbar. This is going to excited those of you forming a little Macramé fetish of late (how could you not with work like this, this, and this popping up about the place). And for those of you who've 'been there, done that' in the 70s, well it might elicit a roll of the eyes and a groan or two. Actually it already has - but I can deal with that! By the way, for those who didn't know, Macramé is a way of working with yarn by knotting, rather than weaving or knitting.

We've got a giant Macramé wall hanging on the wall, by local textiles artist Leanne Ohara. She's been 'knotting' for 25 years - and certainly knows the ropes (oh, that was bad). She's created her own style of knotting, worked from natural fibres that she dyes herself. Still, she can can  create a brightly coloured plant hanger up there with the best of 'em. And she was more than happy to create a few, using traditional and modern knots for our front window display this month.

All of her work is for sale, but if you want to learn to knot from one of the best AND make your own plant hanger, come to a workshop with Leanne in early September at Milkbar.

Macrame Workshop
with Leanne Ohara
Saturday, 8th September
2 - 4pm
In the Milkbar Workshop
$55 per person
Includes tea & sweets
All materials provided 

Please book and pay in advance.
Book by emailing
Or call 0406 422 424
Or come in to the cafe at 139 St John Street, Launceston.

Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Oh yeah, two retro macrame owls have made themselves at home, too! 


  1. Ok, macrame is usually really ugly. This is not! Looks really cool.

  2. I was there and learnt basics in the 70's, but no eye roll from me, love it!