Macramé for Beginners

World matters make me feel that Macramé for Beginners is ripe for reiteration and so it’s begun. Last night in the relative quiet of a small town superstore the screens lit up with Mother Goose as she told her tale of weaponry, words, class struggle and religion.

knots in string
the sound of artillery
and prayer

This session lasted 13 minutes before the electrical department sussed what was on their bank of flat screens and closed down the show.

Tomorrow’s another day.

Paul Conneally
September 2014

Macramé for Beginners – Paul Conneally 2009 from Little Onion on Vimeo.

Macrame For Beginners sees Mother Goose meet Marx and Engels.

Macrame For Beginners caused controversy when Conneally managed to install the video without permission
on to the master DVD player of a large national electrical retail store.

The piece was seen and heard on a bank of 26 in store for sale TVs for 48 minutes in the busy retail park store before staff realised that it was not the Cartoon Network and turned it off.

Macrame for Beginners is available for installation and public viewing both in outside, gallery and other locations.


Macramé or macramé is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the square knot and forms of hitching (full hitch and double half hitches). It has been used by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships.

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