I have tried many different crafts over the last several years. None of them brought me joy. None of them turned out spectacular. Most of them brought me frustration and left me feeling defeated.
Until I decided to try my hand at the art of macrame. Can I just tell you, I have finally found my craft!
I am here to pass on my passion if you too are looking for a craft you can make you own. Today you are going learn to macrame with just 4 basic knots.
And as a bonus, I have a list of 5 must have tools you need to get started doing macrame. I will share the link at the bottom of this post.
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Macrame supplies can get expensive, so if you are just starting out I recommend purchasing some inexpensive macrame string from Amazon. Here are a couple of things I purchased when I first started and I have a list of 5 must have tools in my resource library ( You can get access to it at the bottom of this post) that will make this craft much easier.
You can purchase dowel rods at your local craft store for just a couple of dollars and you will also need a sharp pair of scissors and a measuring tape.
Once you are comfortable and ready to move on to bigger projects, I highly recommend purchasing macrame string from Brandy at Ket Mercantile.
I found her on Etsy, her string is amazing quality and her orders ship very quickly. I am not an affiliate for her, I just love her products and her awesome customer service!
Now that you have your supplies, let’s get down to business. I am a visual learner and pictures are really hard to learn from when it comes to tying knots. So, I stepped out of my comfort zone and created these 4 videos for you. Let’s learn how to tie knots.
Learn to Macrame with the Lark’s Head Knot
Every macrame project starts with a Lark’s Head Knot. It’s the foundation knot that ties your rope to whatever hanging medium you have chosen.
Learn to Macrame with the Square Knot
The square knot is one of the most popular and most used knots in macrame.
Learn to Macrame with the Spiral Knot
The spiral knot is a version of the square knot with a bit of a twist.
Learn to Macrame with the Half Hitch Knot
The half hitch knot is great for adding detail and framing to a macrame piece of art.
Learning to macrame with these 4 basic knots will allow you to create any macrame piece you little heart desires. From plant hangers to wall hangings, simple designs to elaborate ones, these 4 basic knots are the foundation for creativity.
The latest wall hanging I made is done entirely with just these 4 basic knots.
MODERN MACRAME is making a come back. It’s new, fresh and creative. Once you master these 4 basic knots, you too will be creating fabulous works of art.
Are you ready to give it a try? What will you make first? What other macrame tutorials would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below.
Now that I have done these videos I am feeling much more confident and am ready and willing to make more, so let me know what you would like to learn how to make and I will get to it.