Jessica Stark began doing macramé in elementary school when string boxes were the “in” thing. Jessica is bringing back the trend with Knotilus, her business handcrafting macramé pieces.
As a kid, Jessica and her friends would spend hours making friendship bracelets, anklets and necklaces for each other. Within the last six months, she decided to pick the skill back up and challenged herself to make a wall hanging for her husband’s birthday. In the process, she rekindled her love for the craft of macramé.
Jessica’s favorite pieces to create are large intricate wall hangings that incorporate different materials such as shells, beads and feathers. Some of her pieces even light up! She recently started collaborating with Lotus Island Threads to make macramé pieces for their handmade bathing suits. Jessica loves the fact that the possibilities in the craft of macramé are endless.
Knotilus features macramé plant hangers, wall hangings and macramé dream catchers. Jessica says the most rewarding part of her job is seeing her work in customers’ homes as well as all of the positive feedback she receives.
Explore Knotilus’ pieces online and at her booth at Made in St. Augustine. Jessica will also teach macramé at this Junior Made station where participants will have the opportunity to make their own key chain to take home.