We were browsing in the Japanese handmade marketplace, Minne, and found this very unique macramé brand, Kaiku. Of course very little is known about the maker except that she graduated from Bunka Designer Institute obtaining a color coordinator qualification. She makes these tapestries with brass and cotton threads. Her inspiration comes from the hand-knitted presents her grandmother gave her every year.
Would love to see in situ the spectacular macramé installation shown on top created by Jakarta-based fiber artist Agnes Hansella. The pieces are titled Mountain, Ocean, and Sunset to reflect the natural environment in the area. She has also created smaller amazing pieces ranging from decorative wall hangers to hammocks, umbrellas, and stools. She’s a self-taught artist who’s been doing textile art since 2017.
Sawa Matsuda is a handicraft artist who encountered the technique of “macrame lace” that creates shapes and patterns by tying threads together. She felt the potential of macrame using fine threads and created a line of attractive accessories that incorporate various knots using natural colored threads such as ecru and beige. She has been working on macrame lace since 2010 and her work has been featured at art exhibitions and events in galleries and shops. She has also published two books, “Macrame Lace Accessories” and “Macrame Accessories and Bags”.
More of her work can be viewed on her blog and Instagram. Her shop can be found here in Iichi.