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Thank you on your first order with us and we are excited for your first Macrame Kit experience! Please join our partnered feature Artist, Susan Markson, your expert guide in knitting, tapestry, stitching and macrame, as she teaches you how to make head knots, square knots, diagonal (clove hitch) knot and ball (berry) knot - Ready to start? Watch our Artist's video tutorial and share your completed work with your friends or families. Or, chance to win gift cards and vouchers if you tag us @clickandcraft on social media!
Quick Tip: We recommend getting all the cords cut before playing the video tutorial. Here are the measurements: - 2 x 1.9m (75in) - 8x 1.3m (51in) - 1 x 50cm (20in) - 36 x 30cm (12in)
Susan Markson lives with her family in Kingston, Ontario. She is the author of 2 knittings books available on Amazon. In 2019, Susan and her daughter started a yarn and macrame company where Susan's favourite part is being a knitting teacher where she travels around North America to meet other macrame lovers
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0:17 - Tie a 50cm cord on the wooden ring with a head knot and an overhand knot on the other end 0:48 - Fold the 190cm cord in half and fix it on both sides with a head knot 1:15 - Tie 130cm cords on the sides, separated by 1cm 1:26 - Tie square knots 2:01 - Tie square knots again and go down one by one towards the centre cords 2:45 - Tie a 2.5 spiral knots with the 4 middle cords 3:11 - Tie 2 head knots 10cm below 3:36 - Tie all the cords onto the wooden ring 4:06 - Use the 4 cords on the left to make the 1st leaf 4:15 - Tie a square knot 4:25 - Fold 2 x 30cm cords in half and tie them to the hanging cords 4:51 - Tie 5 of them on the 1st leaf and 7 to the 3rd leaf 5:12 - Tie the center cords with square knots 5:45 - Finally, tie 6 x 30cm cords on the middle ones 5:58 - Separate the cords in strings 6:23 - After straightening out with a brush/comb, use a scissor to shape the leaves 6:34 - Note: Trim gradually to avoid mistakes 6:50 - Your hardworking piece is complete. Job done, Bravo!
First Time Doing Macrame? Learn The Knots Here
Few Tips and Tricks 💡
- Use a stiff base such as a clipboard. - You can also anchor your project to a cork board, with the help of a clip - This way you can leave your work on hold and you’ll have a firm support to work on - You probably have everything you need at home, just use a folder and a clip like you see in the image, and you’re all set!
- Use tape or washi tape on the ends of your cords to keep them in perfect condition - Another advantage of doing this is that it keeps your cords in order - If you use different colored tape on each cord it will help you keep track of which one to use and avoid mistakes.
- Secure the base of your cords with pins to prevent them from getting tangled and bothering you - This way you’ll have each cord under control.
- Clip the end of the cord with a clothes pin and little by little roll it up around the pin - You’ll avoid getting your cords tangled up when you are working with several yards of cord and they will all be ready at hand, well organized
- Get a suction cup hook at any home goods store - You can stick the hook on a window or any other flat surface around your home - Then you just have to hang the ring of your project on it and start making knots