MACRAME FACT SHEET
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Macrame cords
- Galvanised rings
- Dowel for hanging
- Beads depending on your design
Macrame is a form of textile that is produced using knotting techniques. The materials most commonly used in macrame include cords made of cotton twine, linen, hemp, jute, leather or yarn.
Macrame can be used to create jewellery which is often made by using a combination of the knots and various beads, pendants or shells.
For larger decorative pieces, such as wall hangings or window coverings, a work of macrame might be started out on a wooden or metal dowel, allowing for a spread of dozens of cords that are easy to manipulate.
People use macrame to create their own personalised lampshades, plant hangers, hammocks, window coverings and wall hangings. If you are new to Macrame Spotlight offers plenty of kits, work boards, beads and materials to help you get started.
This is the cord or set of cords that the knotting cords are wrapped around.
This is the cord or set of cords that the knotting cords are wrapped around. Can also be referred to as the holding cord.
A circular or oval shape, and is made by crossing one part over another (crossing point).
A line of knots that sit side by side. Each is tied with a different working cord.
Larks Heat Knot
Alternate Square Knot
Single Half Hitch (first half of a double half hitch)
Double Half Hitch
Triple Half Hitch (each cord is knotted onto the holding cord 3 times.)
Alternating Single Half Hitch chain
Chinese Crown Knot
Working Cords or Cords