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Course: Macrame for beginners

  • Kutomo Craft Studio Malagankatu 5 Helsinki 00220 Finland (map)

Macrame for beginners

During the course we will learn 3 basic knots. First we will practise making the knots one by one and then make a mini-sized macrame project.

If you are already a little bit familiar with macrame, this course is a good opportunity to brush up on your skills. However, we will concentrate on the basic knots due to time limitations.

The course fee is €50, which includes all the necessary materials for practising the knots and making the mini project. There is also a possibility to purchase more materials. Payment by bank or credit card.

The yarns used on the course are by Sofia Knotter. They are made of fibers that come from European clothing industry surplus fabrics, which are turned into thick and soft macrame yarns by a small Finnish family-owned company. Some of their macrame yarns are made of Finnish yarn industry surplus yarn, which makes for gorgeous and unique colour combinations. All the macrame yarns are single ply and easy to brush out to make a beautiful fringe. Being environmentally conscious is very important to Sofia Knotter, and that is reflected by the origins of their products and the choice of packaging materials. When you buy Sofia Knotter macrame yarns, you are supporting two small Finnish businesses as well as recycling.

Course time: Monday 11 March, 18:00-21:00.

The course is taught in Finnish, but it’s also possible to get instructions in English.

Minimum 3 and maximum 8 participants.

Sign up for the course by sending an email to

Macrame projects. Photo: Anni Laitinen.

Macrame projects. Photo: Anni Laitinen.

About the teacher:

Jenni’s love for handicrafts and rya rugs dates back to her school days, when she made her first rya rug at the age of 10. In 2016 Jenni set up her own company, Iltamaa, where she organises craft courses in places that have special cultural significance or are otherwise interesting.

Jenni is an artisan, an IT engineer, a vocational teacher and has a degree in business management. Because of her diverse background, Jenni’s courses are well planned and managed, and every participant’s individual needs will be taken into consideration. Everyone will get all the help they need, and Jenni will be more than happy to give her guidance and tips. Jenni’s warm-hearted way of meeting each individual makes for a relaxing and open atmosphere. Jenni takes care of the course participants before, during and after the course, and she will encourage and motivate the participants.

Jenni is environmentally conscious, and uses materials and resources in a careful manner. In her business, Jenni also offers support for people who have difficulties in finding employment. Jenni’s humane and environmental values are evident in everything she does, including her business.

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