S03 Episode 114 | MODERN MACRAME
In episode 114, Kestrel welcomes Emily Katz, the founder of Modern Macrame, to the show. An artist, designer, business owner, and teacher, Emily also just released her new book Modern Macrame, which showcases 33 stylish projects for your handmade home.
"For the most part, if you're interested in craft and you have some knowledge of it, it's pretty easy to pick up. And, I think that because there's this low entry, it creates a lot of relaxation for people. In this hectic world that we live in where everything is at the speed of light and we're all accessible all the time, I think that macrame has this beautiful tactile quality that you can bring into your home."
-Emily Katz, Founder + Author of Modern Macrame
In this episode, Emily shares her unique journey into macrame, and how while she was always interested in making things (from fiber art to clothing to embroidery), she didn't actually learn how to macrame until she was in her 30s. For Emily, learning to do macrame was part of a powerful reconnection with her mom.
Additionally, Emily shares insight into the incredible story behind the rope that she offers on Modern Macrame, which is made in a factory in Turkey that supports Syrian refugee women.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
- Bonnie Heart Clyde, Emily's former fashion label
- Emily Katz Eco Collections, past solo label
- Emily Katz, past fashion lines + art
- Rope for macrame, available via Modern Macrame
- Refuge Design x Emily Katz Project
- UNDP on Supporting Syrians + the region, conference Emily attended in Turkey w/ Ray Boyle of Refugee Design was hosted by the UNDP
- Modern Macrame, Emily's new book
- Modern Macrame Book Tour
- For A Strawless Ocean
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