Alice has been making her Macraband watchbands for almost 40 years, selling them primarily at juried craft shows around the northeastern United States. With the launch of Macraband.com, she is now able to bring her beautiful designs to a wider audience.
A creative soul, Alice has always been an artist at heart. She went to the prestigious High School of Music and Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts), was an art and education major at Hunter College and studied Textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
As a kindergarten teacher for more than 15 years, Alice brought her creative, artistic spirit to the classroom encouraging her young students to learn and explore their worlds with a creative eye.
Learning to knit and crochet at a young age, Alice has had fiber in her blood from the beginning. When attending a macramé exhibit in the 1970’s at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC, she was fascinated by the craft and amazed by the variety of objects that could be created with just a few simple knots. She was absolutely enthralled and determined to learn this beautiful art form. She’s been knotting ever since!
So why watchbands you ask? Well, she started making them because she wanted one for herself! With toothpicks and white cotton cord, Alice created her first macramé watchband. Little did she know this would be the prototype for her line of exquisite watchbands which has turned into a highly successful business with a product that has proven itself for almost 40 years. She is delighted that her Daughter-in-Law Deb will be carrying on her legacy through Macraband.com.
As you might imagine, a woman as creative as Alice has many artistic pursuits. When not spending time with her loving children and grandchildren, she enjoys knitting, gardening and pastel painting. She is a member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America.