When figuring out how to get started with macramé, many would find it overwhelming. Learning and mastering macramé can be a series of trial and error and it can take tying countless knots but the outcome can really be worth it all. When you finally get the hang of it, you can create stunningly beautiful macramé pieces on your own.
Follow this guide and become a macramé master in no time.
- Prep up and gather the macramé essentials.
If you want to get started with macramé, then you will be needing to have all the necessary tools and supplies. Here are a few of what you might need to have in your kit.
- Cords/ Ropes
- Project board
- Turn your “I cannot” with “I can knot”.
When you have all the macramé essentials, you may now head on to learning the basic knots. There are so many different knots to try. For beginners, tying a square knot can be a good start. Next up, you may want to try the other knots such as:
- Lark’s Head Knot
- Half Hitch Knot
- Double Half Hitch
- Diagonal Double alf Hitch
- Gathering Knot
- 3-Part Braid
- Chinese Crown Knot
And the list goes on…
If you get stuck in learning the advanced macramé knots, you can fully master first the basic knots then start from there to form the other complex knots.
- Practice, practice, practice
To learn the knotting techniques, you may have to create projects. You can start small by making an elegant macramé wall hanging or setting up your very own vertical garden with macramé plant hangers. You might as well try to make some glamorous accessories such as bracelets and necklaces.
- Bring your creativity to the next level!
When you finally mastered most of the macramé techniques, you can up your game by working with complicated designs and projects.
In order to become a macramé expert, you will need to have a lot of patience, creativity and dedication. Little by little, you’ll reach that goal of yours to become a macramé master. Enjoy crafting!