Learn How To Make The Macrame Knots For Wall Hangings and Plant Hangers
MMacrame is a type of textile art that involves knotting one piece of cord or string over and under the other to create patterns. The word macramé comes from Middle French "macrer," meaning "to entangle". Macramé got its start in Persia, where it was used as decoration on horse gear and camel saddles. Macramé has been used for centuries and has also been known as a decorative craft. Since then, it's been used to repair torn items such as clothing and sails during times of war.
You’ll find a lot of knots when you first start looking into macrame. Here are a few of the most basic knots, including Head Knots, Square Knots, Overhand Knot and more complicated macrame knots such as Spiral Knot, Diagonal Clove Hitch Knot and Ball Berry Knot.
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Getting Ready to Knot!
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Important Macrame Terms
There are a few important macrame terms you'll need to know before you can get started:
Working Cord: The cord or set of cords you use to bind the knot together
Filler Cord: The cord or set of cords that your knots wrap around
Sennit: A set of knots which are repeated consecutively
All The Knots You Need To Know To Start Macrame
Lark's Head Knot OR Head Knot
- If you don't know how to tie knots, the simplest one to learn is “The Lark’s Head Knot”. It can be used to securely join material of various shapes & sizes and is also called “The Cow Hitch Knot”. With this knot, you can simultaneously tie 2 cords together around an object using 1 simple action and they will stay tied
- Fold the cord part way and put it over the rod
- Bring the loop around the back and pull your two cord ends through the loop to tighten
Square Knots and Half Knots
- Square knots are one of the most common macrame knots and can be created in two ways: left-facing or right-facing.
- Half knots are just half of a square knot, with the ability to be either left or right facing depending on which side you start from
- Square knots require 4 cord loops, or 2 working cords and 2 filler cords. The most important cords are the ones that stay on either end - 1 and 4. The other two cords are referred to as filler cords, so we'll call them 2 and 3. It may take some time, but these cords will switch places and maintain the same numbering
- A Spiral Stitch, also known as a Half Knot Sinnet or Half Knot Spiral, is a knot sequence that creates a spiral. It will make your project more interesting and give it character
- A spiral stitch usually requires a minimum of 4 cords, 2 being used and 2 serving as backup. Number your cords from left to right - 1, 2, 3 and 4. Cords 1 and 4 are your working cords whereas cords 2 and 3 are for emergencies.
- To make a left facing spiral ant, start on the right side and work all right-side-facing half knots
Diagonal Clove Hitch
- A Diagnol Clove Hitch creates a series of diagonal knots in your project.
- The Overhand knot is a really simple knot. It's great for attaching cords, like strings and might even be able to do it with just one cord. It's pretty easy to make and can also be used to untie knots other than the overhand knot
- A gathering knot is used to join cords together in macrame plant hangers
- These hooks will make installing your cords easy so they'll be ready when you work on your next project
- Instead of cutting the cord, just form a knot with the end of the cords and hold it down tightly against the working edge of the matting while you wrap another cord over it.
Ball Berry OR macadamia Knot
- This knot is also called the berry knot or the ball knot. It creates a small ball in your work
- You can make a custom button for your bag and create a beautiful macrame handbag
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