Five Tips To Do Macrame Wall Hanging Knots For Beginners

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Macramé is the art or craft of tying cords into knots to create a useful or decorative design. Choosing the best fabrics and ensuring you have a decent work room will help you get your project off to a good start. First, master the fundamental macramé knots. Most projects will begin with a reverse lark’s head knot. Half knots and square knots are simple macramé knots that can be used to make anything from scarves to wall hangings. Since you’ve mastered the square knot, you’ll be able to embellish your designs with beading. Using diagonal half hitch knots to your work will create interesting patterns.

1.Natural Dowels

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Natural dowels are as strong as, if not stronger than, synthetic dowels. And the best of the best are the ones you seek out on your own. And this part can be just as entertaining as the knots themselves!

Find a beautiful chunky dry branch in your garden or surrounding woods and carry it up. Then, before drying, use a knife to remove the bark.

2.You only need three

Hangings sometimes seem much more complex than they are. Would you believe that the majority of my hangings only use three simple knots? In reality, you can make a lovely wall hanging with only one.

Begin with one knot and become familiar with the various variations. Only when you’re satisfied with that should you move on to the next task.

Working in this manner allows you to get started quickly and feel the pleasure of completing the first piece.

3.Starting small

For your first project, choose a basic pattern. Beginner-level projects include a key chain or bracelet, while intermediate-level projects include a plant hanger or an owl. Purses, hammocks, or benches will be considered advanced.

4.Buying essentials learning equipment

Purchase macramé-specific cordage for your first tasks and progress to other cordage only after you’ve learned the knot tying concepts.

5.Some Basic tips

Before beginning a project, practise the various styles of knots. Your ventures will run more smoothly as a result of this.

You will find a variety of free patterns on YouTube  or get some ideas from Pinterest.

Most art shops will sell cotton Macramé cord, but a clothes line will suffice.

If you’ve mastered the technique, you can experiment with different varieties of dyed yarn and fibre textiles in your designs.


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