I'm Bex Grimwood, Bradford (in the UK) based macrame artist and owner of Terracotta & Twine
Macrame. Made in Bradford.
I run Terracotta & Twine out of my home office here in Bradford, where I spend my time designing patterns, making macrame and occasionally dramatic dancing to Total Eclipse of the Heart.
I made my first disastrous macrame project many years ago and swore I'd never try it again. Thankfully in 2020 I did try again, after fulling falling in love with macrame when I bought my house the year before.
I set out to make a macrame plant hanger for my living room and then just never stopped. Terracotta & Twine was created very soon after - partly as a way to justify how much macrame cord I was buying, but mostly because I wanted to help other people get started with macrame and fill everyone's homes with lovely, soft, textile artwork.
I have Ehlers Danlos syndrome which means I can't always stand in front of a big wall hanging and knot for hours, or create something that requires too much arm movement. But when I hurt, I can usually still sit on the sofa and make a keyring or mini wall hanging.
Because of this, I'm super passionate about offering a big range of patterns and DIY kits for small, couch-friendly projects that still look great and teach a range of knots.
Wether people think they can't macrame because they'll struggle to stand long enough, or they can't craft for a long time but still want to complete a project in one go, I design a lot of my patterns to be quick and easy to make whilst sitting down.
Aside from macrame...
When I'm not busy tying macrame knots, I can usually be found doing one of the following activities:
reading - I'm a big fan of contemporary romance
watching Schitt's Creek for the 38742834th time
playing ukulele to a semi-acceptable level
camping in my super old, super awesome caravan
obsessively searching for second hand knitwear