A macrame wall hanging isn’t only a great free DIY project to try, but it’s also an easy DIY project to set up. This easy tutorial will help you build a wall hung with many different interesting patterns, including circles and spirals. Don’t be intimidated to change it up from the usual rectangles and squares to make it all your own. You can add pretty much anything you can think of to the patterns. Read on to find out how to pull it off.
So you’ve decided you want to learn how to create your own masterpiece wall art, but you have no idea what you should start with. It’s really simple to start with this macrame project, since there are hundreds of different patterns and projects to get started with. The patterns will guide you through the process step-by-step and show you how to begin and complete the project. If you’re a beginner you can start simple and work your way up. Even those with experience can gain new tricks and tips by studying the basics and following the specific patterns.
One of the things you’ll want to master when you want to learn how to make a DIY macrame wall hanging or other such projects is how to tie knots. This is an essential part of creating a good look. Without proper technique, your wall art simply won’t look right. Learning how to tie knots takes time and practice. But once you get the hang of it, your artwork will be on display for everyone to enjoy.
A great way to learn how to make a DIY macrame wall hanging and other projects with knotty patterns is to look for a written tutorial. A written tutorial can help guide you through the process as well as give you some hints and tips to help keep you from cutting yourself in the process. It may even include a link for a free video tutorial that shows you exactly how to tie the knot, so you can see for yourself what professional painters are doing when they create their masterpieces.
The basic macrame patterns that you’ll find are usually square and rectangular. Usually you will want to start with a square pattern. Use a two inch square of your material, but make sure it’s a square before you begin. Now, take a twenty five foot piece of rope and tie one end around the square (make sure it isn’t sharp). Take the other end and tie a half hitch knot, passing the other half hitch onto the square and through both loops (on both sides). That’s your basic macrame rope arm.
Now you need to get your dowels. Make sure you have a long enough cord so that you don’t cut yourself (or risk nicking yourself) by pulling on it too hard. Buy a length of cord from the craft store that’s at least eighteen inches long. You’ll also need a hammer, ladder, drill and nails. Make sure that all of these tools are rust proof and that none of them will scratch or dent any surfaces you’re hanging on.
To begin your macrame pattern, take a long piece of rawhide or cork, tie a half hitch knot and hang it across the top of your frame. If it’s a square, then this knot will hold the lark together. Then take your next half hitch knot and place it to the left of the last knot. Now, pass a piece of rawhide down the length of the frame so that the two ends face each other. That’s your frame.
Now all you have to do is tie the cords together with your knot. If you’re using different colored yarns, use different colors of cords. And finally, you can hang your macrame from the wall! Of course, if you need to move it somewhere else, you can simply untie the knots and re-saddle the cord. Have fun and enjoy your new decorating project!