KELMI - our story

KELMI is the love-child of two friends, Zaya Gilchrist and Lucy Skuse. With a shared love of making, we both came to macramé with a desire to be creative and we found the prefect craft in fibre art which, for us, is extremely relaxing, meditative and good for the soul.


We use traditional knotting techniques and natural materials to hand-craft contemporary decorations: To adorn the home, garden and for all occasions.


Macramé has recently made a comeback after a hiatus: popular in the seventies, the art of making textiles from knotting dates back many hundreds of years. A textile is produced from tying a wide range of knots and patterns and the possibilities are endless.


Our products range from wall hangings, pot holders, bunting, lampshades and wedding arches. The size of our work varies in scale depending on yarn/project from small tree hangings to large wall hangings.


People are now more conscious of the origins of the products they buy and we use naturally sourced wood found in the abundant woodlands and beaches in Cornwall. Our yarn ranges in thickness depending on the project but all are cotton and from British companies.


KELMI is the Cornish word for 'to tie/bind'.