Back when the COVID-19 pandemic first began in 2020, many folks decided to take up new hobbies. From bread-making to paint pouring to slime making and more, all kinds of hobbies and pastimes suddenly became a million times more popular than they were before. Jessica Hurst, the owner of Country Made Macrame, is no exception.
Around the beginning of the pandemic, she grabbed a couple of clearance macrame kits from the grocery store. “I was doing virtual school with my daughter, and I was so stressed out,” She remembers. After her first try, she abandoned the hobby for 5 or 6 months, before finally picking it back up. “It took me a while to learn how to do it right,” She says.
A Hobby Becomes a Business
Since then, Jessica has gotten better and better at macrame, and her hobby has blossomed into a full grown business, Country Made Macrame. “Some are decorative, and some are useful,” Jessica says. For her, the possibilities with macrame are endless. “There is no end to what you can make if you use your imagination.”
She loves what exploring this pastime has brought to her life, and she is so proud of herself for sticking with the hobby. “I definitely want to share my macrame with others,” She says. “My life hasn’t always been the best, and for my kids, I try harder every day. I want them to be proud of me, and see what can come out of hard work. Life can be difficult, but when you work hard, something beautiful can come out of it!”