MACRAME TUTORIAL VIDEO: HEART AT NIGHT
by Susan Markson
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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:
- 1 x 2.5m (99in)
- 14 x 1.5m (60in)
- 1 x 1m (40in)
- 1 x 65cm (26in)
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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0:20 - Apply glue or tape on the head of the triangle
0:24 - Now, fix the 2.5m cord
0:33 - Wrap it around the triangle to cover it
0:41 - Apply glue on the corners too
0:52 - Cut off the excess, repeat the same process with the small ring using a 65cm cord
1:01 - Fold the 1m cord in half and tie it on the small circle with a head knot
1:16 - Leave a suitable length and tie the cord to the top of the triangle
1:44 - Use the 2 cords to fasten the head of the triangle
2:02 - Tie the end of the cord with a overhand knot
2:12 - Use the small hanging ring to fix the moon ornament on the knot
2:27 - Fold 14 x 1.5m cords in half and hang them on the triangle with a head knot
2:45 - Tie a row of square knots
3:10 - About 8cm below, tie another square knot between the 2nd and 3rd knot from the left
3:27 - Take 2 cords from the right side and tie square knots to the middle
3:38 - Repeat the process on the left
3:52 - Once you've finished the right side, connect both parts in the same way with a square knot
4:03 - Start with the 3rd cord on the left to create the bottom part of the heart. Tie with a square knot to the middle
4:16 - Tie both sides using the last cords in the middle and tie square knot. 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