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About this Workshop


Join me in making a simple, wall-hanging macrame, using “knotting” techniques.  This beautifully colorful project represents the artisanal richness of India’s vast, culturally diverse people.

In India, just thirty years ago, refrigerators were not common in many villages.  Food was often kept in the open.  In order to prevent these items from being eaten by pets, ladies of the house would craft baskets out of macrame, which would then be hung from ceiling hooks.  I remember seeing these hanging baskets at my grandparents’ house, whenever we visited them.

Like many children in India, I have grown up watching my parents and grandparents partaking in the craft of macrame.  I made my very first piece while in college, when one of my aunts taught me how to tie the basic knots.  I was able to practice my craft while on my maternity break, and since then I’ve launched a macrame business that enables me to share my macrame art with people in India and all over the world!

This project is not difficult to make, but requires a bit of dexterity.  Children under age 12 would likely do well to have an adult participate with them.  The dowel will need to be suspended in order to create the project.  The back of a chair is often a great place to hang your dowel. 

What You'll Need

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Macrame Wall Hanging from India GLOkit

This GLOkit contains seventeen ropes with tassels, and one wooden dowel.

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Additional Supplies

In order to craft the Wall Hanging Macrame, the dowel must be suspended from a curtain rod, upper kitchen cabinets, or the back of a chair.  The back of a chair is usually available, and most efficient.  Wherever you choose to work, please be sure you will also be able to see the computer screen well.    Keep this in mind when you choose where to do your Workshop.

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Ashi HusainView Profile

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved crafts.  Most evenings after school were spent making something.  My house is a testimony of my love for crafts and in every room, there is something on display that I have collected over the years, or made myself.  Apart from macrame, candle-making and decoupage are my favorite crafts to make.  A beautiful hand-crafted candle is my pride and joy, and holds a special place in my living room.

I live in New Delhi, the capital and cultural hub of India.  All year, we have a plethora of events and festivals that depict the diverse customs and traditions of our country’s distinct regions and states.  These customs have inspired me to create.  I love working with my hands and am happiest when I am creating something.  The joy of turning a vision into something tangible is like nothing else I know.  I have been fortunate to have turned my love of crafts into a successful business. 

New Delhi is in the north of India, where cold winters have inspired women to knit.  We knit in order to prepare for winter, but we also knit for the pleasure we find in the act of knitting.  I’ve seen my mother and grandmother knit for hours, then gifting handmade sweaters and shawls to friends and family.  We wear them with pride, comfort, and style, and they are often passed down from one generation to another.  Even my own children have items that were originally knitted for me or my husband. 

In my macrame, I love using tasseled ropes that are handmade by local women, as per my requirements.  I use a lot of colour in my pieces, in efforts to capture my country's love for everything colourful.  

It is no surprise that macrame has survived and thrived for over seven hundred years, and traveled from one continent to another.  The craft has been assimilated into the culture of many foreign lands; it is my personal tribute to this craft to spread it even further, by teaching it to a new generation. 

I am post-graduate in management by qualification and a small business owner by passion.  I have been fortunate enough to turn a hobby into a business.  I love working with my hands and am happiest when I am creating something.  The joy of turning a vision into something tangible is like nothing else I know.  As a Mom to a toddler and a tween, macrame craft gives me some much needed down-time and I am re-energized to run after my super-active boys.

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Workshop Reviews


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Fun, informative session with a really warm instructor

by Brian on

The macrame session with Ashi was fantastic! She was such a warm instructor, and we felt like we got to know her a bit in addition to learning a new skill. Ashi shared some background about her home country of India (and what it's like to be in quarantine due to the global pandemic), as well as a brief history of macrame. Then the crafting began. She did a great job explaining the project, and it was pretty easy to use Zoom to see what she was doing and compare it to our work. The session lasted about an hour, and afterwards my 14 year-old immediately set up a macrame bracelet project with yarn based on what he had just learned! I highly recommend this session for an authentic cultural connection and to learn a new craft!

Two nieces loved this workshop!

by Two nieces loved this workshop! on

My two nieces (16 and 15 years old) did this together and they adored it. Ashi was so incredible--thorough, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. There were challenging parts of it which, in my opinion, is great for the older learners that this workshop is designed for. There was lots of pride about their work when they finished. They hung one on the back door and one on the front door of their house!

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Macrame Wall Hanging from India