You may have noticed over on my Instagram page that I have been trying out a new craft! Macramé!
I wasn't sure where to start so I headed over to Pinterest for some inspiration and knot tutorials. I ended up using this tutorial from heylilahey. I started out with some twine to get the hang of the initial knots before using the fancy stuff.
I was a little nervous getting started (what if I cut all my cords the wrong length and just end up with spaghetti!?) but after getting that initial loop for the top figured out it smooth sailing. It turns out all those sweet hemp necklaces I made in High School were a great place for starting to learn Macramé Knots.
I was able to get three planters out of one spool of Bonnie Cord. I used the 6mm, 100yards spool. It's made of polyolefin fiber and is fade and weather resistant. I also tried out Cora's Craft Cord and was able to get one hanger out of the 4mm, 75ft cord. The quality of Cora's is superb and it is recyclable and made of natural fibers.
I made a few more Bonnie Cord planters in the Rust color using hanger hoops from an Etsy shop called WoollyMammothKnitsCo. I was able to get the cord to go a little further with a wooden hoop at the top but I really love the look of the handmade hoop.
I've listed five of my Bonnie Cord Hangers into my Etsy shop so far. I couldn't part with the cotton cord one, it just spoke to me! I think my next challenge will be making a more intricate hanger with some chevron knots or beadwork.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my Macramé experience so far, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!
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