I’ve tried macrame a few months ago for the first time and I just fell in love. It’s such a therapeutic thing to do. My first macrame still brings me joy every day, so I decided to make another one. This macrame wall hanging is inspired by spring and the trees, the branches, and the awakening of nature. I’ll walk you through this easy tutorial so you can make one for yourself as well.
Spring Macrame Wall Hanging With Vine and Leaf
I started with cutting 30 ropes into approximately 9 feet long each.
Make lark’s head knots all the way through.
Make horizontal double half hitch knots from right to left, slowly making a wave down.
Making a vine and leaf
Start from the right side and make double half hitch knots slowly moving down. After approximately 3 inches start working on a leaf. Slowly start moving left and up still making double half hitch knots and creating a shape of a leaf. When you get to the end, use the same thread that you used for your last knot and make another one right under it in the direction to the right.
When you finish the leaf, pick up a near thread and continue making the branch to your left.
Haha I really wish I could explain it better but it’s hard😄 that’s why I made the video so you can learn from watching it.
Make double half hitch knots throughout your macrame and then add another row a bit under.
This was a new type of knots that I tried. It’s effortless to make but looks interesting and reminded me of swirls on the sky. NB: If you know the name of the knot, please let me know in a comment and I’ll edit the post.
Coloring macrame ropes with food dye
I wrote about the whole process of getting this green color on my blog if you fancy reading it. You can also find there a link to an exact cotton rope that I used.
Above the cobra weaving, I added soumak weaving in green color. I think it adds that needed pop of color.
I finished off the macrame with a fringe and added a green to the left and made fringe on the bottom.
- 3mm cotton rope