Meet the Maker : Aggy of Knots & StalksPosted on 14th November 2022
Meet Aggy, the artist behind Knots & Stalks, a Bristol-based recycled cotton macramé brand set up during the first pandemic lockdown. Her creations are made using recycled waste cotton cord produced with no toxic dyes, minimum CO2 and water use.
Aggy also holds macramé craft and wellbeing workshops in Bristol.
During the pandemic I needed a creative hobby, mainly to keep my sanity and reduce screen time 😉
Macramé really resonated with my sense of aesthetics, and I quickly realised that the knotting techniques used in macramé are the same ones I used in primary schools to make bracelets of friendship! This allowed me to pick up my new hobby really quickly and turn it into a side hustle.
Knots & Stalks offers a range of products, from plant hangers and wall hangings to accessories such as earrings, belts, bottle holders, bags, lamp shade and pillow cases.
My best seller is a leaf wall hanging, which you can order custom made in the colour selection of your choice. My plant hanger workshops have also been successfully selling out.
I am committed to using sustainable supplies in my craft. The recycled cotton cord I use comes from Bobbiny, a supplier who produces yarn with no toxic dyes, no plastic, minimum CO2 and water use. The driftwood used for most of the hangers I collect myself from pebbly beaches in Portishead.
I’m selling at these Markets before Christmas:
20th November – The Bearpit Market
24th November – Christmas Market @ Elmlea Primary School
27th November – Winter Creative Arts Day @ Mangotsfield School
4th December – Clevedon Christmas Market
10-11th December – Bristol Gift Fair
18th December – The Bearpit Market
19th-23rd December – Future Leap Festive Markets
24th December – Market at the Moon
If you would like to give macramé a go, you can also join me for a crafty workshop at Fancy Plants on Gloucester Road, or Macramé & Sound Wellbeing Circle at The Greenbank pub in Easton.
Find out more
To contact Aggy or find out more about Knots & Stalks, go to Aggy’s Bristol Market page.
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