Ever since Pam spotted the giant macrame “The Owl” by artist Andy Harman, she’s been thinking a lot about macrame. In the 1970s, she was quite the macramaniac herself, she wants us to know. So you can imagine her delight when she spotted this vintage macrame folding screen for sale by coolhomeretro.
We’d never seen a folding screen like this, but then Pam went googling and found this one and then this 1975 book and this one too, both on ebay with instructions. What what a great idea — especially for rooms with limited space for wall hangings. This room divider would instantly add a lot of textural interest to any space.
From the ebay listing:
VERY COOL piece. Vintage unrestored condition – but nice and ready to use. Some glue residue on some of the ropes – see pics… but that might be a factory thing as I do not see any signs of a repair there. 84 inches tall and each panel is 24 wide. Overall spread up to around 69 inches.
[Editor Pam says: Just looks like a bunch of square knots — with some half hitches thrown in — to me… easy… but… “some therapy.” Yeah, maybe I’ll try it — after I finish the 37,597 other projects on my to-do list. Oh, and please, peeples, do not go posting links to Pinterest in your comments. Pinterest IS NOT A SOURCE. Only post links to ORIGINAL SOURCES. Yes, I’m screaming, you would be, too, if you lived my life re: this issue.]