Macrame Privacy Wall

by Arekaybee
3 Materials
Earlier this year I asked for suggestion for creating a separating wall between neighbors.
My neighbor ran a cable from my garage to the house. I started by adding butcher's twine working strings. I was trying be consistent with spacing and the knots I used.
I didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to keep my knots even. Normally, I work on a board on smaller projects, but working against the wind and the height was a real eye opener.
I decided to go with panels so each would be different and add a little interest.
I cannot tell you how many times I changed the patterns. Even then I was still not impressed with the outcome.
It is very hard to keep the rows even. Again, the wind just takes the strings wherever it likes.
I tried to use all of the knots in my repertoire to keep the "wall" interesting.
When I thought I was "finished", I wrapped a 1/4" piece of conduit with the ending knots. After looking at the wall for a couple of months, I decided that next summer I would add 2 more panels and work on the ones I already knotted. The ultimate goal is to have Ivy, Honeysuckle, and cardinal climbers grow up the wall and create a little more privacy.
Suggested materials:
  • 3 Cones of Butcher's Twine   (Ace Hadware)
  • Cable   (had on hand)
  • 1/4" conduit   (had on hand)
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  • Debbie Machmer Debbie Machmer on Mar 29, 2022

    Isn't this a tremendous amount of work to have exposed to weather rot? I love the look.

  • 20168393835 20168393835 on Jul 16, 2022

    Couldn't you just have used a few of those cheap rope hammocks? Would've saved allot of time, and probably about the same amount invested after buying all the rope.

  • Gwe59973592 Gwe59973592 on Sep 05, 2022

    Would it help to put metal washers or fishing sinkers on the ends to keep the wind from blowing away the strings?

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  • Tassie Anne Biesecker Tassie Anne Biesecker on Nov 23, 2021

    Wow! This is amazing! Beautiful work! This must have taken you quite a while! But I sure can envision your dream in the end when the flowers are climbing all over it! Please share pictures in the future and thanks for sharing 💞

  • Karen Coyne Karen Coyne on Jan 22, 2023

    It’s absolutely beautiful! Won’t the climbing plants cover the beautiful design? And if the ropes rot away, what happens to the climbing plants?