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How To Macrame

Macrame Art

I’m sure you have come across with a beautiful macrame wall hanging or a cozy plant hanger. The bohemian effect combined with the minimalism of macrame art creates a warm but chic look. If you are curious about how it works, just keep on reading! Macramé is actually a French word means knot, and it is simply the art of connecting decorative knots. Assyrians and Persians started practicing macrame knots and brought it to fine arts level. Then it is introduced to Europeans by Arabs and Eropeans took it to Americas.

Macrame Cords

Macrame is done by hand, you don’t need to use any knitting needles or crochet hooks and macrame patterns are a lot easier than they look to follow. The yarn you use for macrame is called macrame cord. You can use various materials such as cotton twine, hemp, leather or yarn, you can even add various beads for a different feel. The most important point when choosing which material to use for a project is, to think about what the finished item is and how it will be used. For some projects, thick and sturdy macrame rope will be better and for some other, using thin and soft macrame yarn will be more usable. In example; our XXLace Yarn is perfect to create a sturdy plant hanger or a shopping bag, while our Macrame Cake is perfect to make a softer feel stylish runner with its smooth colour transitions!

Macrame Knots

To bring a macrame design to life, only thing you need to learn is just a couple of basic macrame knots. Do you fancy a bohemian macrame curtain? How about a boho and chic macrame table runner? It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!

First two terms you need to learn is knotting cord (the cord or set of cords that is used to make the knot for any given stitch) and knot bearing cord (the cord or set of cords that the knotting cords are wrapped around). The most common and basic macrame knots are “half knot, square knot, vertical half-hitch and diagonal half-hitch”.You can complete many different macrame projects with only these four knots.

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