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Meet Nicole Liveoak

The artist and maker behind Woven Oak Design

Article by Nicole Liveoak

Photography by Nicole Liveoak and Katie Johnson Photography

Originally published in Woodstock City Lifestyle

My name is Nicole Liveoak, and I'm a 25-year-old macrame artist, mother, and the owner and founder of Woven Oak Design. I first discovered macrame back in 2019 while scrolling through Facebook Marketplace. A listing for a macrame plant hanger caught my eye, and I thought, 'Hmm, I could do that.' My love affair with macrame began with a quick search on YouTube and some cord from Amazon.

What truly drives me is the inspiration I gather from my surroundings and the incredible community of local business owners and artists. Supporting local small businesses, whether it's a mom-and-pop run restaurant or fellow artists, is a true passion of mine. I believe in uplifting and encouraging others to pursue their dreams, just as my best friend Tariana did for me. She bought my very first wall hanging before I even finished making it! The support of my friends and family has been a blessing throughout this journey.

As the owner of Woven Oak Design, I want to not only create beautiful macrame pieces but also celebrate the creativity and talent within our community. Supporting local artists and businesses is at the heart of what I do. It's a way for me to give back, inspire others, and make a positive impact.

I'm excited to continue growing my business and sharing my passion for macrame with the world. Thank you for joining me on this journey!

You can find me @wovenoakdesign on Instagram and on Etsy at