So, you have decided to learn Macrame decor and are looking for tips and ideas? Before starting off with anything, just know that everything seems tough at first. But, once you know the proper steps and practice a little, you can see yourself rapidly changing from a newbie to a pro. So, without much further ado, let us take a look at how to bring about that change!
Macrame For Beginners
The most fun part about Macrame is that you will not need a long list of things to start with. Neither will you need to buy expensive things. So, you can decorate your home or gift others with a very low budget. The best part? Everyone will love it!
Things To Note 1: Practice Makes You A Pro
No one becomes a pro just by trying anything once. Practice, lots of it, will put the thing in your mind better and only then can you excel in the art. You may want to start with practice string before actually trying your hand at the macrame string. The reason – the strings used in this art are not easily available. Also, since you have to wait for the ordered Macrame ropes to come in, practicing on strings will fill your time gap. That way, your enthusiasm will also not dry out and you will also have gathered some knowledge.
Things To Note 2: Start Off With Deciding The Macrame Project
That shouldn’t be a hard thing to do given all the sites available online. But, while deciding on what to start with, it is important to note that you do not choose something difficult for your first project. It may appear lucrative, but the intricacy of the work will lead to disaster and you might end up demoralizing yourself. Start with deciding where to put the macrame and then lead towards settling on the design. That way, it will be easy for you to finalize the design.
Things To Note 3: Materials Needed For Macrame
The first and most important thing you will need to do a macrame is the rope. The amount of rope you will be needing depends solely upon what design or product you are going to make. Other than the rope, here is a list of things you will need to create a beautiful macrame art:
- If you are doing wall art, you will need a wood dowel (you can also choose metal dowel, but the wood looks more authentic). Equivalent to the wood dowel would be a tree branch or driftwood.
- If you are creating a plant hanger, you will need a hanging ring.
- Scissors for cutting the rope and other required items.
- Measuring tape.
- Masking tape, which is easier to remove, but the painter’s tape will also be fine.
Things To Note 4: Do Not Get Demoralized
The final and the most important tip is: Don’t get demoralized if your first few attempts fail. All good things take time and so does a macrame project. You cannot deny the fact that it is an intricate art and one needs to have lots of patience. It might even be so that you forget how to make a knot at all even after completing the whole project. Don’t feel remorse, read the tutorial again while trying your hand at a new project.
Macrame is exciting and challenging. If you are as excited about Macrame as we were the first time, do not waste any more time and get yourself going. We have loved every part of the process and we bet you will too.
Ready, Set, Macrame!