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Modern Macramé Wall Hanging

Macramé is back!! Remember those from the 70's?? well, they are back in fashion, but with a modern twist: Here's how I made my dip-dye macramé wallhanging with a copper pipe heart: For full instructions, including how to do the basic knots, please visit my blog!
You'll need about 50meters of cotton rope, a dowel, some hand dye and some copper piping
Hang your dowel on the wall, and loop 18 pieces of your cotton rope (ca3meters long each) around the dowel using a lark head knot...
I worked my way down the wall hanging creating a variety of knots...like the half-hitch knot and the the square knot....(more instructions on the blog!)
including some diagonal half hitch knots...
I then placed the ends in a bowl of dye, and gradually, over a couple of hours lifted them out of the dye to create an ombre effect...
I let the cotton ropes dry, then continued with some more square knots before tying on my copper pipes in the middle...
I had already planned and cut the copper pipes to form a heart! A simple knot at the bottom of each one to hold them in place...
I then continued knotting with some more half-hitch knots and some switch knots...
Finally I trimmed the remaining rope diagonally...

To see more: http://nostalgiecat.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/ombre-macrame-wall-hanging.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Linda G
    Linda G Orlando, FL
    on Apr 29, 2014

    Love it! Love macrame' wall hangings. Great!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Apr 29, 2014

    How fun!

  • Xena Nierobisz
    Xena Nierobisz Raleigh, NC
    on Apr 29, 2014

    I loooove it !!!!

  • Laura Benavidez
    Laura Benavidez
    on Dec 15, 2015

    Thanks for bringing back some fond memories of my childhood. I think I'll show this to my 11y/o daughter, I think she'll enjoy doing a project like this.

  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Jul 21, 2016

    Gorgeous!! I really need to learn how to do macrame. My mom used to make the most beautiful things, but I was to busy being a teenager to pay attention.

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