New arrivals! Prepare yourself for the hot summer months by updating your wardrobe with unique TAIKA designs. TAIKA designs offer bohemian macramé tops, such as halterneck and crop tops, boho goddess tops with stunning personalised designs, and many more. The tops look great on a bare skin but you can use them on top of your swim wear, bikini, bandeau or a sweet bralette for more coverage and more casual look. Every piece has an exclusive pattern that makes them original and timeless. All TAIKA designs are handmade from recycled and extremely soft cotton fibers and wearing them is a statement in itself. They are woven with a lot of love and intention.
Solving the mysteries of macramé?
What is macramé?
Macrame differentiates from weaving, knitting or courgette as it is available without any supplies, sewing and equipment (except if one uses a mannequin, and some pins to hold the strings on that mannequin) - each loop of knot is produced only by hands. The knots are detachable, and you can trim them any time.
Everybody knows the technique used on hanging wall art or as for a plant hanger, but it can be so much more. For anything to be considered a ‘macrame' it should consolidate at least one knot. And the possibilities are endless! You can craft from bags to wall hangers, dream catchers and clothes! You can make beaded versions of macrame designs too. Basically anything is possible!
When producing macrame clothing several knots are put together to create a pattern or patterns that finally form a ready item. It can either be knotted piece by piece, and then weaved all together, OR as a whole sequence step by step for example on a mannequin as we do at TAIKA.
All designs at TAIKA store are handcrafted, each art piece being unique as the tightness of the knots, or the thickness of the rope may vary. Therefore there is no two identical pieces.
Handmade macrame tops and other designs are surely a unique way to express your rare beauty! Wearing a designed handmade garment is a statement in itself.
Making something out of fibre string by hand takes some time. In the modern world good old craft work has been replaced mostly by industrial machinery or a robot software that can produce automatically faster and bigger quantities than what a single person can by hand.
Hence, handmade products bear far more value as someone put their time and intention into a service of making that garment or a piece of jewelry. Also handicrafts have a really big part in reviving old traditions and keeping them alive.
Continue reading more about the value of handicrafts on my blog, and please share what are your thoughts about it. What's your cup of tea?
How to use a macramé clothing?
You can use a your new macrame piece of clothing at different occasions. It is definitely a rare and individualistic way to express your personal style.
You can create combinations with your basic everyday outfits, or for a more elegant look complete your most solemn party outfit with a unique macrame clothing. For warm summer days or hot parties use your macrame clothing as a bikini top on top of your swimwear. Wear a macrame sleeveless shirt with some sexy shoes and be the top model of your own life! All the content here is also suitable for a hot morning after gift after a wedding or a fluffy surprise on Christmas! Full on!
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