Bringing more nature into our lives with macrame and photography

I am a self taught crafter specialising in macrame, I have always had a passion for crafts especially learning traditional techniques. Originally from Ireland I moved to Bristol, UK in 2012 and set up my small business Knots and Shots at the end of 2013, knots for my macrame and shots for my photography! 

My interest in macrame began when I wanted to make plant pot hangers for some of my houseplants. A friend showed me the basic knots and then I began to teach myself more advanced macrame techniques. I now specialise in plant pot hangers but I also make wall hangings, home wares and have a range of accessories including clothing, bags, key-rings, jewellery and more!

I've had a life long interest for photography, dabbling quite a bit throughout my youth and in 2008 I received my diploma in Fine Art Photography from Limerick College of Further Education, in my home town in Ireland. Over the years I have built up a portfolio of fine art images, most of which I would describe as abstract nature. I also do some commercial photography including events such as music gigs and markets, some local small businesses such as cafe's and of course all my own product photography!

Nature is at the core of both these things, my houseplants and focussing on the details through my photography. Growing up in the country side I have always enjoyed connecting with nature and being outside, moving to a big city took a while to get used to but being surrounded by plants certainly makes it easier! With the skills I have developed I aim to connect more people with nature and plants by bringing it into their homes through macrame and photography.