Welcome to LNEEPKAC, or Lawdog's national endeavor to expand the public's knowledge of the arts and crafts. Today we'll be delving into the wonderful world of Macramé!
Have you ever seen a beautiful painting and wondered what it would look like made out of giant strands of yarn? Do you think your bathroom would look better with woodland animals made of textiles on it's walls? If so, Macramé is for you!
One of the oldest known forms of art, Macramé has it's origins from Finnish snow farmers. With an abundance of yarn and little to no animals in their barren tundra, farmers began knitting their dreams into kitchy pieces of art. The modern term Macramé comes from the French. Broken down it become Ma Crame, a well known Paris woman of ill-repute who wore garish sweaters. Said garish sweaters were paraded through town after her death, eventually being hung decoratively on tavern walls.
For today's project we'll be making these Macramé owls. For this project you will need the following:
1. A bunch of yarn.
2. 4 boxes of 3 inch popsicle sticks
3. 2 bottles of 40 oz. Mad Dog malt liquor.
4. A 3 legged terrier, preferably named Tripod.
5. A VHS copy of Mac and Me.
6. A Mondale/Ferraro bumper sticker.
7. A pinch of paprika.
8. A firm handshake from Family Ties star Tina Yothers.
Knit some stuff, make it look vaguely like an animal. Enjoy!