Beautifully woven and intricately designed knot patterns are part of an art form that originated thousands of years ago and are still appreciated today. Macramé: the ancient tradition and current eye-grabbing trend.
Macramé is French for the word “knot” and originated in ancient Persia somewhere around 2300 B.C. Nowadays, we utilise this knot-tying art, here in Australia, as a decorative way to accessorise our homes with macramé wall hangings.
Macramé wall hangings can be found at a number of online and local retailers or can be made at home. We’re going to review both options and dive into how the process works.
Purchasing Macramé Wall Hangings
Not all of us feel confidently crafty and that’s okay. Macramé wall hangings can be found in at a number of retailers, it’s just a matter of finding one that is high quality and unique in design.
One of our favourites is the Lennox Macramé wall hanging from Zanui because of it’s beautiful and intricate design. This wall hanging exudes a bohemian feel with its artisanal styling of knots and weaves. It’s made of naturally resilient cotton and provides a number of different textures.
This macramé pattern is the perfect accent for your home or office and will surely grab attention in a room. This pattern is also woven onto a wooden rod so it’s ready to hang anywhere you choose.
The cotton tone provides a fresh look as well as a hippie-chic style. What we love so much about this product is that it doesn’t give off an appearance that feels “manufactured” but rather homemade and created with care.
There are countless macramé wall hanging options and styles available to suit your personal preference. When deciding on the best one for you, be sure to check the quality, size, and durability to ensure you’re receiving a high-quality wall hanging, much like the Lennox macramé mentioned above.
DIY Macramé Wall Hangings & Patterns
If you’re someone who feels confident in their crafting abilities (or willing to try) then consider creating a macramé design on your own. This can be an enjoyable and creative way to create a macramé wall hanging for your home or office that has your own personal style and flair.
Learning to create macramé designs is a simple and limitless activity. Because this is essentially the art of tying knots, the designs, shapes, and lengths of this project are truly unlimited. To get started, let’s become familiar with some of the more basic knots to master.
First, you’ll need supplies.
- One dowel rod in whatever width and length you prefer
- Two knobs to secure the knots on the rod (ceramic drawer knobs work great!)
- Cotton clothesline, as much as you prefer depending on the size of your wall hanging
Next, you’ll need to practice some common knots to get a feel of how to make macramé patterns. Some of these knots include:
Lark’s Head Knot
Fold one cord in half and place it with the loop down underneath the dowel. Pull the loop over the dowel and pull the cords through the loop. This will create a pretzel-looking shape. Pull the cords together in order to secure the knot.
After you’ve mastered the lark’s head knot, attempt the half knot using the next part of the cords. Bring the left cord over the two middle cords and under the right cord. Then, repeat going the opposite way with the right cord going over the two middle cords and back under the left cord. Pull to secure the half knot.
The square knot is a continuation of the half knot, working the rest of the knot into a square. The first part of this knot operates just like a half knot and then you finish it by creating another half knot with opposite cords.
Whether you’re someone who prefers to purchase a well-crafted macramé wall hanging or is excited at the task of a DIY project, the beauty that these wall accessories offer is undeniable.
DIY macramé patterns can most certainly be a great way display your own personal taste, style, and flair while purchasing a macramé wall hanging can be a great way to display the skill and beauty of this art form.
When choosing the best product, always be sure to check for high-quality materials in order to receive a long-lasting, durable, and aesthetically eye-catching macramé wall hanging.