I've long associated macramé, the process of making textiles by knotting rather than weaving or knitting, with kitschy owl-shaped wall hangings from the 1970s. (My grandma was quite fond of them, bless her heart.) So, to see the technique used to create intricate works of art is not only unexpected, but completely fascinating!
Fiber artist Ed Bing Lee has been producing stunning textile pieces using macramé techniques for the past few decades, but recently translated the medium into 3D form with his series Delectable. The "Hotdog w/ Relish" is my favorite (yum), but the entire series is pretty spectacular!
See more of Lee's work on www.edbinglee.com and be sure to take a peek at his series of detailed miniatures (all 2 inches or smaller)!
Material : yarn & string
Techniques : crafting
Decor Element : textiles