One Stop Macrame Shop Table of Contents

p. 06 p. 09 Introduction History of Macramé

p. 12 The Basics of Macramé p. 12 p. 13 p. 14 p. 16 p. 17 p. 19 p. 20 p. 20 p. 23 p. 25 Calculating How Much Cording to Use Making a Sampler before You Begin Adding Beads and Other Items Adding Cords Measuring Off the End of a Project Anchoring Your Project While You Work Tightening Your Work Keeping Your Work Even and Uniform:

Macramé Equipment and Tools Macramé Materials p. 27 p. 27 p. 28 p. 29 p. 30 Diameter and Weight of Cording Jute Hemp Linen Working with Color

p. 29 Cotton

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Macramé Knots p. 33 p. 33 p. 34 p. 36 p. 37 p. 38 p. 39 p. 39 Overhand Knot Half Knot Square Knot Square Knot Sinnet Half Knot Sinnet Half Hitch Half Hitch Spiral Vertical Double Half Hitch

40 p. 102 Wizzy Plant Hanger p. 42 p. 66 Butterfly Pin Dog Collar Dream Catcher Flower Pot Décor Guitar Strap Keychain P. 45 p. 52 p. 42 p. 97 Basic Plant Hanger 1 p. 82 Macramé Patterns – Jewelry p. 62 p. 49 p. 46 p.p. 93 p. 43 p. 48 p. 91 p. 56 p. 97 Macramé Patterns – Plant Hangers p. 47 p. 41 p. 69 Hammock p. 59 p. 50 Horizontal Double Half Hitch Alternating Half Hitch Alternating Double Half Hitch Alternating Square Knot Josephine Knot Lark’s Head Knot Alternating Lark’s Head Chain Chinese Crown Knot Square Knot Button Reversing Square Knot Interlocking Lark’s Head Braid Macramé Patterns p. 95 Toggle Bracelet Choker Sunflower Necklace Moon/Sun Anklet Chunky Man’s Necklace p. 111 Double Decker Hanging Planter . 105 Hanging Planter With Table p. 85 p. 48 p. 100 Basic Plant Hanger 2 p. 83Beaded Bracelet p. 89 p. 55 p.

124 Macramé Suppliers p. 120 Tips for Selling Your Macramé p. 116 Cavandoli Macramé p. 129 Conclusion .p. 118 Creating Your Own Designs p.

If the width of the knot is ½ inch you’ll know that you need eight ends to the inch for the pattern of your project. When you know what Macramé project that you want to make you should practice with the knots so that you know exactly how the cording will tie and so that you can gauge its texture and the way that it looks. Make sure that you measure the ends generously since you don’t want to run out of cording and have to add to the project. . Heavy cording will take up more length in knotting than lightweight ones so you’ll need to allow for this in the calculation of how much cording to use. Although most projects will give you the recommended measurements. however. you should have some idea of how this measurement is reached. To determine the number of ends: tie four ends into a Square Knot and measure the knot’s width. Then when each end is doubled for knotting it will be two ends. each end being 3 ½ to 4 yards long. For example: if the Macramé project will have a finished length of 1 yard you’ll want to measure your cording 7 to 8 yards from one end to the other. The more confident that you are about the process of Macramé the more fun you’ll have as you complete one project after another. Make a sampler that measures about 3 inches by 6 inches so that you can gauge the length of the cording as well as see how many ends will be needed for the width of the pattern. since the cording is doubled in half for knotting it is measured 7 to 8 times longer than the amount needed. The ends of cording should be 3 ½ to 4 times longer than the piece you plan to make. Making a sampler before you begin: For many Macramé projects you’ll want to make a sampler so that you can see how the cording knots and how long it measures. Calculating how much cording to use: You’ll need to calculate how long the length of your cording should be. It’s much better to have extra cording than it is to run out and add in an inconvenient place in the design.The Basics of Macramé There are some simple Macramé basics that you’ll need to know to get you started.

. When you’re working the bead into the strands of cording you’ll need to position the bead carefully into the pattern as per the project instructions. Take your time looking for the right beads for your project and dare to experiment with new ideas. In most cases the bead will be worked into the project following a series of knots. unique.Adding beads and other items: Beads and other items are often added to Macramé projects to make them interesting. You can purchase beads of all kinds from beading and craft stores. sizes. Search for beads that will complement the Macramé pattern that you’re working. and shapes that includes flowers. as well as from many distributors on the Internet. You’ll want to choose beads with a color and texture that are going to enhance your project. textured beads. symbols. To add the beads you simply slide them onto the cording between or in the middle of knots. All you need to do is make sure that the holes in the beads are large enough for the cording to strand through easily. and rich with design. For smaller projects you’ll want to use beads that are soft and delicate while your larger Macramé projects will need large. When you’re adding beads to a project you’ll want to look for beads that are unique and unusual so that they stand out in the Macramé pattern. Keep in mind that many times you’ll be using several strands of cording that will need to fit through the bead so be sure to choose beads that are large enough. and charms. The one thing that you need to ensure when you’re purchasing beads for your Macramé projects is that the cording will fit through the bead center. You’ll find beads in a variety of styles. followed by another series of knots to keep the bead secure.

#72 size 3. one 6 ½ inch Terra Cotta flower pot and pot saucer 2.htm Materials: 1. glue . 4 round wooden beads. 12mm or 16mm size 4. Source: Pot Décor This Macramé decoration is a great way to dress up a clay flower pot for your patio or indoors. 7 1/3 yards of 5-ply natural jute cording.

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