Diane Anthony Macramé Artist
Diane Anthony brings back the “ancient art” of macrame with her unique creations on display at Rainbow Springs Art. Her love of macrame started when it was just a fad in the early 1970’s. She took a class while visiting the recreational center in El Segunda, California. She still has her first work of art hanging on her wall.
As a resident of Dunnellon for forty years, Diane raised her three sons and worked her career as a mammographer. But after retiring from the healthcare industry, Diane found time to explore new interests and hobbies. She is an experienced beading artist and traveled to many craft fairs with her custom bracelets. When the onset of COVID ended the fairs her interest expanded to new things. Interestingly, while watching a home improvement show on TV, she noticed a macrame wall hanging in the background. Her creative spark was ignited again.
Diane uses many different fibers, yarns and strings in her work. The random use of color and stitches makes some of her work look like braided landscapes. She will add beads and uses decorative bars to hang the art from. She creates each individual piece one at a time and every hanging is unique.