Macrame, knotty, colorful, strong and beautiful – these are the words to describe the many uses for Macrame string. The beautiful material that produces these magnificent strands makes a great material for everything from jewelry to art to clothing. Many people use them to create unique personal keepsakes that they can hang on their walls. They make great gifts for family, friends or even yourself. The beauty of the finished product is often the only reason people give the gift.
How To Choose The Best Size Macrame String
With so many different uses for macrame string, it’s important to know how to choose the best size for your needs. You’ll also need a knotty cord to help you cut the strings. There are two common types of knots used when making the cords. The best size of knot you should use depends on the intended purpose of the macrame string.
When making a necklace using macrame, it’s important to use a shorter cord than you would if you were intending to wear the necklace on your wrist or around your neck. For example, if you want to create a one-of-a-kind necklace using a single strand of cord, you will want to use a shorter cord. If you’re just using the cord for tying clothing knots, you can usually get away with using any length cord.
How To Make A Macrame String
To start your macrame string, wrap the first cord around twice, tie a knot and pull the second cord through the first. Repeat this process to create three more strands, then tie the final cord securely. This will be your cord for your macrame wall hangings. If you’ve already made some macrame jewelry, you can reuse the cord for these projects as well.
When you are trying to determine the ideal length for your macrame string, consider the size of your head or the area in which you intend to hang the jewelry. It may take a few tries to get the right length, but you’ll have no regrets if the end result is beautiful. You can choose to go with a braided sash cord, which is made of braided cotton yarn, or even a multi-strand strand of cord that can be color-coordinated to your outfit. There are no rules when choosing the type of material for your macrame string. You can choose whatever you like; however, if you choose the wrong material, it could affect the way your piece hangs.
Choose A Material That Has Been Treated With Tin Zinc
To make sure that the project you make is sturdy, you should choose a material that has been treated with tin zinc. The tin zinc helps prevent the rope from breaking. If your chosen material is too soft, the finished project may come undone due to the stress placed on the cord. However, if your chosen material is too hard, the finished product may not hang on to its shape.
In order to construct the project, you will need the following materials: A pair of pliers (one each for stringing/braiding and a ruler), a pair of scissors, a pencil, a measuring tape, a clasp or a pin, a dowel, and macrame supplies such as the aforementioned tin zinc. You will also need: Four to six wooden dowels (depending on the length you need), four to six thin silk threads, two pieces of ribbon (depending on length), and a pair of tweezers. Depending on the size of your head, the diameter of the dowels and the length of the thread, you will want to make approximately forty to sixty wraps of cord. When shopping for the threads, look for ones that are heavy and strong and that won’t break easily. If you’re using a clasp, make sure that the clasp will be strong enough to keep the dowels from coming apart. You may also want to purchase a package of tweezers so that you can help your child untangle the macrame supplies.
Once you have gathered all of these materials, it’s time to get started. Start by wrapping the dowels individually; if you use different types of materials, then you must alternate which type of cord you’re using. Once you’ve wrapped all of the dowels, tie the entire strand of cord together with the ribbon. The next step is to wrap the ribbon around the entire piece of macrame and secure it with a knot. Repeat the steps above to complete the project.