Macrame has been my hobby of choice for almost 2 years now, but this is the first time I’m bringing it to my blog.
Large and medium wall hangings are the pieces I would love to do more often but rarely do I find the time and focus to complete one. My first large-ish piece was one I called the Shayla and I sold it on Etsy last year. It was such an amazing to feeling to have someone love my work as much as I did.
This new piece isn’t large but is definitely one I love just as much as my first.
I don’t have a name for this piece yet but maybe by the end of this post I will.
I started with a piece of driftwood that my daughter and I scavenged from Lake Ontario, it was a beautiful piece and I just needed to cut off the ends (they hadn’t stood the test of time and water as well as the rest)
I used lark’s head knot to attach my cord to the driftwood. You can attach your cord in any way you like but I love the look of a lark’s head knot when working with wall hangings. Then I went in with a criss-cross pattern using a diagonal double half hitch knot. To finish off the row I added in two strands per each bottom row of cord and then did a double layer of half hitch knots underneath. Adding the extra cord really helped with the final step.
The middle needed a little something so I used two long spiral knot strands connected in the middle the a simple square knot. I found a beautiful stone pendant at Michael’s that felt like it would work so well so I added it in.
Combing out the bottom fringe was not my intention when I started, but the cord I used for this piece was so soft I had to brush it out and let every strand flow.
This wall hanging was such a blast to make and every layer brought out a little more beauty. I can’t wait to get to the next one.