The versatile craft of macramé can be fashioned in any colour or thread that takes your fancy. Mothers of today’s brides will remember this knotty craft from the 70’s when wall hangings, lampshades, handbags, jewellery and clothing were being fashioned from all types of rope, cord, string and wool. The macramé technique is very do-it-yourself-friendly and can be adapted to a variety of styles and applications. For example, for a boho look, use colourful yarn with lots of fringing whereas the naturally coloured fibres of string, rope or jute, suit an organic style. To create a more elegant, refined look, use white sash-cord rope or flexible parachute cord. The following flower-pot hanger tutorial is an elementary project which is a good place to start and will add something different to your wedding styling.
- High quality stretch cord - 5mm x 10 metres
- Container for flowers
How to create
- Fold four 2.5m lengths of cord in half. Loop the cord and tie a knot to produce eight strands. See image 1. Secure the loop to a flat surface with a clamp or weight to make it easier to work with.
- Divide the eight strands into four groups of two and knot each pair approximately 40cm from the original loop. See image 2.
- Leave approximately an 8cm gap and make the next set of knots. Knot the left hand cord of each pair to the right hand cord of the pair next to it. See image 3.
- Bring all the cords together and tie the final knot approximately 12cm from the previous knots. See image 4.