It is very fascinating to see how many crafting techniques we try during childhood and how many comes back to life when we are older.
Usually we are trying to find a hobby alongside our busy and stressful jobs, or just to relax, find balance in every day life.
Macramé is a technique of knots, and trust me when I say it is absolutely amazing, it is super easy and anyone can learn it.
Let‘s begin :)
- 3 glass jars (sizes will always vary since they are recycled)
- 3 cord colors (each 15 m long)
- 3 tea candles (after they burn out, clean them from the rest of a wax and recycle them with metal waste)
- Measuring tape
- cup of tea or coffee or anything else you lIke
- time :)
Let‘s prepare cords for second of the bigger jars. Jar is ca. 14cm high= we need 27 pieces of 50cm long cords.
For the circumference we need one long cord 100cm.
Let‘s get to work starting with a chain (same way as in the first photo tutorial) with a Lark's Head Knot.
Select 28 pieces into groups of two= 14 sections will appear. We need these small groups for Square Knot (created left to right and right to left= one Square knot). Each Section will have 2 Square knots.
Let’s make horizontal Double Half Hitch all around the jar.
From here we will make 3 sections of 9's same as in the second tutorial.
In a first third we will make V-shape, we go from outside inside (please understand 9 pieces as 9 cords folded in a half knotted on the main chain).
V-shape is finished and we are ready to go to the last part.
We will use again horizontal Double Half Hitch, starting in the centre ca. 0.5cm below the first V-shape and then all around the jar.
Afterwards we can again use hair comb or just leave it as it is.
All we need right now are tea candles, hot cup of tea or maybe even Glühwein and book or a Christmas movie (?) :)
I hope you had fun because I had super fun while working on these tutorials for you.
PS: you can use Macramé jar as a vase for a flowers or a Lucky bamboo :)
Enjoy your project :)
Let's meet in a creative dimension.
Gabriela- ar design atelier