Basico Macrame

Welcome to Basico Macrame

My workshop at home

My name is Yuliet Muñoz, I am the rope braider behind Basico Macrame. I was born in Colombia where I studied public accounting and Boston is my current home. I discovered macrame in Mexico, on the beautiful Holbox Island, located on the Yucatan Peninsula. I was very lucky to live a few months there; my macrame teacher lived there as well.

Basico Macrame emerges from my love for this technique, braiding ropes that form unique and everyday pieces has become my passion. There is no more beautiful feeling than seeing my ideas come to life through the knots and threads.

My hands take care of every detail. Each item on this page is handmade, using variations of knots and different designs, patiently crafting every detail making each product unique.

Each garment is made with recycled cotton with a soft and resistant texture. We support conscious consumption, which is why each item is made to order. By producing less I can focus on the quality of each piece I make and ensure I do not produce more than necessary.

I would love to share with all of you my work and experience through this website; show you more about this beautiful and ancient technique used to produce my manually made pieces.

Thank you for visiting my web page. I greatly appreciate your support and love. I hope you find something special here for you and, probably, that gift for your loved ones.

The sea and Macrame

The year is 2021. Life took me to the beaches of Holbox, a small island in the Yucatán Peninsula, between the waters of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. My partner and I lived in a small apartment one block from the main plaza, and two blocks from the beach where we went to watch the sunset on the pier at six in the afternoon. My neighbor, with whom we shared coffee and conversations, was dedicated to making ornamental pieces for restaurants on the island. She braided ropes with shells, roots, everything she found on the beach, gifts from the sea. During these afternoon conversations, I offered to help her with a project while she made coffee. So, I progressively asked questions and came to my conclusions.

My learning in macramé is irremediably linked to the sea. During our breaks from classes, we would walk along the beach when the Caribbean sun had gotten a little tired of shining. My teacher talked about what we saw. The sustained flight of frigatebirds, of today’s shells that would become sand in the future, of stingrays. She was fond of these creatures. They swam tattooed on her skin. She insisted on the fact that their shape inspired her fluidity and balance. That they were creatures that easily adapted to any conditions. Since then, I have also kept the stingray very closely. They represent my connection between macramé and the sea


Holbox Island, Mexico.

Sunset in Holbox

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