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Macrame with the Alpacas

3750 N. County Road 950 E., Brownsburg, IN 46112

(317) 456-4083

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  • Overview

      Montrose Farms is pleased to partner with Uptown Common to bring a new event to the farm: macrame class.
      Jennifer Anderson, co-owner of Uptown Common, will teach the class how to make a macrame plant hanger. All materials, including 4-inch plant pot, are provided.

      Uptown Common is a husband-and-wife-owned company based in Brownsburg. In addition to teaching classes, they participate in artisan markets, where they sell the macrame and leather products they make, along with plants and other items.

      Macrame’s knot-tying style has been traced to 13th-century Arabic weavers, who used knots to tie the loose ends of woven textiles, such as shawls. The Moors introduced it to Spain after traveling to North Africa. From there, it spread to France in the 15th century, and to Italy in the 16th century. It was popularized in the U.S. in the 1970s as part of the Bohemian resurgence, when it was used to create wall hangings, plant hangers, clothing and accessories. The word macrame means “embroidered veil” or “ornamental fringe” in Arabic.
      This is a fun class that is appropriate for most ages and skill levels.

      Come join the fun! Time will be allotted for meeting the alpacas.

      *Class takes place outdoors
      *Animals are present
      *No public toilet facility is available