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Title: Combination of crochet and macramé techniques for the production of interior textile artefacts
Authors: Mireku, Dorinda Ofosua
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2016
Abstract: There are numerous fabric construction techniques that are employed in the production of textile products from yarn to fabric and among these techniques are crochet and macramé. Although both techniques are used for various articles and are sometimes combined with other materials such as fabrics, beads and even feathers, observations revealed that both techniques can be combined to produce artefact which would bring about creativity and variety on our textile market. In light of this, the study identified and selected suitable yarns, loops and knots that can be combined for decorative artefacts production. Literature on the various types of loops and knots of both crochet and macramé, respectively were reviewed based on the conceptual and theoretical framework of the study. The studio based research method was employed for the project. The study revealed the possibility of combining crochet and macramé techniques through sewing, lacing and tying. Again, both are user-friendly techniques that lend themselves to corrections easily because unsatisfactory outcomes can be easily unravelled or even crocheted or knotted over. Additionally, pictorial effects and patterns can be crocheted using monochrome or polychromatic colour schemes. It was therefore recommended that both macramé and crochet techniques should be part of the fabric construction techniques found in the school curriculum to favour their teaching, learning and application. Also, both techniques should be taught in attractive ways to arouse students‟ interest in opting for these art forms in project execution in schools. Moreover, this study would serve as a reference material for people who would want to create their own works and designs using both techniques.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Art in Textile Design, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9423
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