Thursday, August 7, 2014

Another macrame bracelet - Day 25 Use What You've Got



Last night while watching TV, I decided to get my macrame board out and get some more practice in.

This time I used this image I'd pinned showing how to do a basic macrame knot. It looked very simple and straightforward!


I started out OK, but soon found my knotted thread section twisting and spiralling. I'm not sure if that's normal or not, but I found it made it harder to keep the threads in a clear order so I had to pin it straight - moving the pin down every so often.

I don't know if I'll get better at this the more I do. I still can't even plait (braid) my hair very well. I'm just not good at holding the different strands tight in my fingers, keeping them separate but taut at the same time. Hopefully this will improve with practice! Maybe my hair braiding will improve as my macrame skills do?

I had to untie a few knots here and there when it didn't look right, but overall, I'm pleased with the result.
Although a little small - at least it's a completed macrame bracelet.
My board was great for holding it all in place!


Can anyone give me any macrame hints - how to hold the threads separate but taut and not get them all tangled up?

You can see the macrame ideas to try that I've found so far here on my Pinterest Macrame board.
I'm always looking for more tutorials to try - particularly beginner ones - do please leave me a comment if you know of any good ones!

2 comments:

  1. Have you ever tried Kumihimo? I know you're trying to use what you've got and don't want to buy another crafting tool, but I think you'd like it. It's a round tool that helps to make this kind of macrame. I've seen tutorials online on how to make your own from a plastic lid too.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Tamara. I looked up Kumhihimo - looks like another interesting thing I'd like to try!!

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