Macrame is totally having a moment right now. I’ve been admiring macrame wall-hangings in local markets and on Pinterest and Instagram, and I finally decided to give it a try myself.
I found this great tutorial on Pinterest and followed it closely until pretty much the end.
- One dowel rod (27″ long by 3/4″ round)
- Five 100-foot rolls of cotton/polyester clothesline (3/16″)
- Masking or painter’s tape
The My French Twist tutorial recommends cotton clothesline but I could only find the blend. It worked out fine. It’s a starker white than the cotton would be but I don’t mind how it looks in my place.
I followed Steps 1 and 2 verbatim. I got to Step 3 and followed the instructions for the first 21 rows. For whatever reason, I wasn’t able to make the last four rows look like the tutorial, so I ended up just doing four additional rows of knots (no skips).
To finish, instead of trimming the ends into a point, I left the ropes at varied lengths. I like that it looks a little bit messy – it fits nicely into my handmade-home vibe.
Riggins loves macrame. Just look at his face.