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19. Macrame


  • If you don't know how to macrame, learn! Choose a simple project to start, such as macrame feathers, a plant hanger, or a keychain.
  • Research the different types of rope and cording and choose the best type for your beginner project.
  • Research the knots you'll need to use for your project and learn how to tie each.
  • Finish your project. There is a three-hour minimum time investment required.
  • If you already know how to macrame, teach someone else how to make a simple project.


  • Research commonly used knots that you didn't learn in your beginner project. Some examples are the lark's-head knot, half-hitch knot, right and left half-square knots, square knot, and gathering knot. Learn how to tie each.
  • Start and finish an intermediate macrame project, such as a small wall hanging, fruit hammock, coasters, or some simple jewelry.
  • A 10-hour time investment is required.


  • Start and finish a project of expert level, such as an embellished or intricately patterned wall hanging, set of tote bags, or for the ambitious expert, a hammock or outdoor chair.
  • A 25-hour time investment is required.

April, 2024 Edition