Intro To Macrame

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  • Intro to Macrame
    July 16, 2017
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Instructor: Melissa O’Boyle

Students will get introduced to the basic knots used in macrame.  We will explore how these knots work together to create new and different designs.  Students will have the opportunity to make a plant hanger and/or a small wall hanging.  Basic materials will be provided.

Materials fee: $20 Please bring cash or check written out to Melissa O’Boyle.

What to expect:

  • how to prepare for your project
  • choosing materials
  • intro to various knots
  • incorporating embellishments
  • embracing mistakes
  • work on plant hangers/wall hanging
  • provide resources for future projects including a take-away instruction booklet of what we learned and including drawings of the various knots, etc.

Please drink responsibly
Our classes invite an atmosphere of fun while you sip n’ create! Garage Door Studio does not serve alcoholic beverages, but you are permitted to bring your own. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol in the state of Georgia.

About Melissa O’Boyle

I was first introduced to macrame as a jewelry-making technique in the late 90’s.  Fifteen years later, as styles and trends re-enter modern culture, I have picked it up again on a much larger scale.  My work was on display in West Elm Seattle in the summer of 2014 as a featured local artist and currently on display at Elm Ponce City Market in Atlanta.  I have been commissioned to make large wall hangings for both residential spaces and commercial spaces.  For me, the creative process is a way to awaken the spirit and offer therapy from our busy day to day lives.  Macrame especially can provide an easy outlet and is meditative by nature. I want to give individuals without formal training access to the joy of not only creating something beautiful and unique, but also a skill they can expand upon.

Melissa O’Boyle is an artist currently living and working Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood.
She received her BFA from the University of Georgia in 2005. Her macrame work is on permanent display in public spaces in Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta. She was featured as a local artist at West Elm Seattle summer 2014.

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.


Venue Website:

128 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates, Georgia, 30002, United States