Our Story

Why Macramé Redux?

In the early 1970s I discovered and became enamored of macramé. I was fortunate to join an amazing group of San Diego artists who opened a co-op called Many Hands. Creativity and business were booming. In 1975 I moved to northern California and continued my macramé journey on my own. I entered my work in county fairs and sold at craft fairs and on commission. In the mid 80s I decided to return to school and complete my degree, which led me into a 25 year teaching career. Now, newly retired, I have returned to my passion for handcrafts. I am currently exploring the “new” macramé and dabbling in ceramics and mosaic. I am also an avid landscaper and gardener. I am enjoying a fully creative existence that I look forward to sharing with others.

Deborah Alexander Ryles

Debbie and little Tara at an art fair in Santa Rosa, CA ca. 1980
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