MACRAME TUTORIAL VIDEO: IN MY HEART
by Susan Markson
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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 knot, 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 3.2m (126in)
- 1 x 0.45m (18in)
- 3 x 30cm (12in)
- 2 x 1.3m (51in)
- 6 x 1m (40in)
- 4 x 1.6m (63in)
- 6 x 1.1m (44in)
- 2 x 1.9m (75in)
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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0:10 - Fold the 3.2m cord in half, start from the bottom of the heart and hold tight
0:34 - Apply some glue on the top of the heart
0:55 - Finally, apply some glue to fix the end of the cord and cut the excess
1:43 - Insert the string in the needle and tie in the position as described in the video
3:17 - There is a total of 9 beads on the outer circle
3:48 - Continue to make 2 more circle
4:15 - Insert one bead at the time on the 4th circle
4:40 - Please pay attention to the change in the method on the 5th circle
5:21 - Finally, tie the bead
5:57 - Tie a 45cm with a head knot on the heart and an overhand knot on the other hand
6:09 - Fold the corresponding cords as shown on the upcoming picture
6:30 - Tie a head knot on all cords, both sides are symetrical
6:34 - Tie a knot on the left first, then a knot on the right
7:09 - Tie a total of 14 knots and repeat the process on the right side
7:16 - On the right side, use the 7th cord and tie a diagonal knot to the middle
7:49 - Then, switch to the left and repeat the same process
8:24 - Carrying knotting after the middle and leave enough space on the above
9:10 - Tie knots to form a diamond
9:57 - There is a total of 3 diamonds
10:30 - Tie a 5 x 30cm/1ft cords using both ones on each sides
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