Macrame is a lot of fun to learn, and addictive.
It goes much further back in history than I was expecting, with macramé developing from 13th century Arab traditions. It started as decorative knots to secure the loose ends of woven rugs and towels and moved itself across the globe with different cultures adding their own traditional knots to the mix. Apparently macramé was a popular craft during the Victorian era, too.
So if you think a 70’s plant hanger is dated, [highlight bg=”#ca9263″ color=”#ffffff”]the 70’s is actually when modern macrame began.[/highlight]
Get started with video tutorials
Certain crafts just can’t be explained well by text, or even photos. Macramé is one of them.
These videos have been a huge help in learning macramé. Even if you have no idea what the different knots are called, following the video step-by-step will give you the results. You can learn the fancy terminology later!
Basic knot tutorials
If you learn the square knot and simple finishing techniques (I’ll share another round-up with those later), you can already make plant hangers and bracelets. It’s great to start off with and gain confidence!