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Learn how to make this small beautiful boho macrame wall hanging!

teacher avatar Megan Chaffe, Owner of Luna Crafts Online

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:32
    • 2. Materials and supplies

      2:40
    • 3. Setting up and larks head knot

      1:40
    • 4. Double clove hitch knot

      4:55
    • 5. Cow hitch knot

      4:47
    • 6. Forming the v-shape

      3:55
    • 7. Making the small diamonds

      9:41
    • 8. Adding the tassels

      4:47
    • 9. Adding hanging cord & final trim

      2:59
    • 10. Final thoughts and class project

      1:18
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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to create this small but beautiful macrame wall hanging so you can make one for yourself or for family & friends!

You will learn how to do some exciting knots such as a larks head knot, cow hitch knot, double clove hitch knots and we will also be learning how to create that fun tassel in the middle! I'm hoping that you will learn some new knots or techniques in this class so you can then apply them to your future macrame pieces and create some unique designs.

I do go over the measurements of cord in the video but sometimes its easier to have them written down too (I know I find it easier to follow measurements when they are typed out!)

You will need:

  • 1 x 24cm branch or dowel
  • 5 x 160cm cords¬†
  • 1 x 180cm cord
  • 10 x 80cm cords (one of these cords will be used as the hanging cord)
  • 4 x 210cm cords
  • 12 x 40cm cords
  • 6 x 25cm cords
  • Small pliers (these are optional if you don't have any but they really help when adding on the tassels)
  • Scissors, tape measure & comb

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I hope you enjoy this class, I also have a class on how to make your own macrame bag too if you would like to learn how to create that. 

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Megan Chaffe

Owner of Luna Crafts Online

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Hey, my name is Megan and I’m a self taught macrame artist. I created my small business Luna Crafts Online back in December 2018 where I make home decor and macrame pieces. Since then I have fallen more and more in love with macrame & fibre art, every time I make a new piece I fall in love over again. I find creating something with my hands very therapeutic and relaxing, I’d love to now be able to teach other people about this beautiful craft and hopefully inspire others to be creative. My other hobbies include yoga, cooking & baking and house plants (I have a lot of macrame plant hanger designs to teach you!)

 

I moved from England to Germany 5 years ago so sometimes I mess up the structure of my sentences or use the wrong word, sorry! It's hard speaking ... See full profile

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1. Intro: Hi, I'm Megan and I'm self-taught. macrame artist. I'm also the owner and creator of my own little business Luna Crafts Online. Today I'm going to be showing you how to make this small macrame wall hanging. It has lots of lovely tassels and fringe and this beautiful semi-circle detail that reminds me a little bit of a sun. I created my small business, Luna Crafts Online back in December 2018. Since then I've fallen more and more in love with macrame and fibre arts and the process of creating bespoke wall hangings. I find creating something with my hands very therapeutic and relaxing and I'd love to now be able to teach other people about this craft and hopefully inspire others to be creative. My hope is that my lessons will teach you some basic knots and patterns so that you'll be able to create your own wall hanging, plant hangers. And even macrame bag's not only for yourself but for friends and family too as they make really amazing gifts. Some of my other hobbies include yoga, running, baking, and houseplants. I have probably about 60 houseplants. I have a lot of different macrame plant hanger tutorials to share with you. I really hope you learn some techniques for me so you're able to create your own unique, beautiful hangings. 2. Materials and supplies: So for this wall hanging, you will need some sort of branch or driftwood that you could use. So here I've just got a birch branch. This measure is roughly around 24 cm and it's 3 cm wide. So anything that's about 24cm long would be perfect. And now you just need to find somewhere to hang it up here I've just got these two hooks. You could just tie cord around it and tie it onto the back of a chair or a railing of some sort. And work from that, you will also need some macrame cord. Obviously, here I have some 4 ply 3 mm macrame cord. That's my absolute favourite to work with. It brushes out so easily and creates such a lovely fringe. Now let's talk about the measurements of cord. So you need 5 lots of a 160 cm. You need one cord that measures 180 cm. You need ten cords that measure 80cm. So one of these cords we will use to create the hanging string at the end of it. So you need nine for one part of this. You will need 4 lots of 210 cm and 12 lots of 40 cm cord. And last but not least, you need six Lots of 25 centimeter code. So obviously you need a tape measure to image out and cut your code. And now I use a wire brush for my McRae, This is a pet brush, but I go into a specific April monochrome a, and these are optional, but you can use them to come out. But OS tasks what the end. And you'll need some scissors. These are very Odum rusty, but they're still extremely shop. These are optional, but I do really recommend them that really helps out at the end. So some jury plots to help pull the courtroom with a small house. 3. Setting up and larks head knot: So once you've found somewhere. to hang up your branch. You will just need to grab the 5 lots of a 160 cm. So this is the cord that we're gonna be using first. So to attach this to our branch, we are going to be doing a larks head, knot so you need to fold the cord in half. Take the loop that and go on behind your branch. And then you're going to take those two strings and go through this loop here. And then just pull them through and pull it tight to the top of your work. So this first cord you're going to want to place in the middle of your branch. And now take a second cord and do the exact same, but you're going to place this on the left of the middle cord. So take the loop over your branch and then the two cords will go through that loop. And then you can just attach the other three cords in this exact same, knot making sure to be on the left side of those two cords. It will make sense in the next lesson as to why you're putting them on the left side of the middle. And once all these are attached. We can move onto the next lesson, which will be how to create that beautiful semicircle. 4. Double clove hitch knot: Now we can get started creating rows of double clove hitch knots. Now in order to do that, grab the third cord here from the right. And we're going to need to make this cord a little bit longer than the cord on the left. This is because it has to do the semicircle bit, and then it has to wrap around the branch again. So it uses a lot of cord up compared to the cord on the left. Just loosen the knot a bit and then tug on the cord on the right And this will make that cord a little bit longer than the other cord. So keep just adjusting that knot until that cord becomes a little bit longer. So make it so the cord on the right of that set is about 20 cm longer than the cord on the left. And now we can get started on our first row of double clove hitch knots, so take that third cord again. And then you're gonna take the second cord here. And you'e gonna bring it up and over that cord that's in your hand. And then it will come behind that and through this loop there. And pull that. So that is one clove hitch knot. So you can just pull that up to the top and tighten it. And then you're going to repeat that on the exact same cords that you still have in your hands. So repeat it once more and then this will create a double clove hitch, knot. And pull that tight And then you can take that fast cord that's on the right and do the exact same, so up and over that cord and through the loop. And now comes the tricky part. We need to attach the cord that's in your hand to the branch. Now in order to do that we're going to recreate the larks head knot but you can't do it the normal way. So you need to take it up and over your branch like this and behind and you see this loop here. You're going to bring that cord through that loop. And then just pull that to tighten it. And then take that cord and go behind and up and over. And then you're going to pass the cord through that loop there This should look exactly like a larks head knot So this is how you would attach it. If you can't do it in the normal way, you can just pull that to tighten it and you see it looks exactly the same as a larks head knot. So now we need to do the exact same with the next set of cords and make the right cord slightly longer than the left cord. So we have enough length to do all the knots and then go around the branch. So this one I measure to about 25 cm longer than the left. And now we can create our second double clove hitch row, so take the cord on the right again. And then the first cord there, come up and through that loop, and then repeat once more on the same cords. So just carry on with this row and then you're gonna attach that cord to the branch again using the exact same method that I showed you before. So up, over and behind and then through that loop. then pull it to tighten it. And then behind your branch, over it And then through the loop that you can just pull the up to the rest of the knots. So we just need to repeat these steps until you've used up all the cords. So again, I'm making the right cord longer. So this one, I think I made about 30 cm longer, but it will vary depending on how wide your branch is. Now that the last row is finished. You can see you have this beautiful semicircle shape. And we can move on to the next step. 5. Cow hitch knot: So grab your cord that measures 180 cm. And we are going to attach this using the larks head knot about one cm away from the left of the semicircle. As you see me doing here. Now like before, we're going to create one cord that's longer than the other. So for this one, take the cord on the left on measure out 60 cm from the end. And when you get to that point, just mark it with your finger. And then you're going to loosen the knot and then pull it. So where the mark of your finger is, it moves up to the top of the branch like this. So that whole left cord should measure 60 cm in total. This is so that we will have enough of the length of the cord on the right to create that semicircle effect and also wrap around the branch again. So take the cord on the right. And now we're going to be creating some more double clove hitch knots, using the cords from the semicircle here. You can see I'm just taking that first cord, and creating a double clove hitch knot. So you want to leave about a centimeter gap between the semicircle and this row. And then you can see I'm leaving a little tiny space in between them. This is so we can attach our tassels. So just carry on doing this, making sure to leave and even gap between the semicircle and this row. And we'll come back at the end. And then in the exact method as before, you can just attach this cord to the branch. Now I just like to go through and I push the two end ones right up to the top and then space, the rest out evenly so I can fit the tassels in So grab nine cords of the 80 cm. And this is what going to be using to create the tassels here. Said the knot we are going to use to attach these is called the cow, hitch knot or the reverse larks head knot. So it is basically just a larks head knot backwards. So you take the halfway point and goes through from behind. And then those two cords will go through the loop. And then you can just pull that to tighten it. You can see it gives a much more natural finished because it doesn't have the bump. at the front, the bump will be at the back of the knot. So again, take a cord in half and put it from behind through the gap, and then push the two cords through the middle and tighten it. So just repeat this step going all the way around your semicircle until you've used up all your nine cords. And it should look pretty nice and full by then. 6. Forming the v-shape: Now you have the beautiful semicircle shape, We are going to be creating a V shape. So for this, take the cord on the very left of your work. And then we're going to be creating rows of double clove hitch knots, using all the cords that are on that side. So as you can see here I'm starting to increase the gap, that's gonna be between the two rows This is so we can go in a V-shape and meet at the middle point, you don't want the rows next to each other. So just go along and slowly increase the gap with every knot until you hit that middle cord. You can stop on this side because we'll start on the other side and then we'll make these two meet in the middle. So now I'll take the last cord that's on the right. And we're going to do the exact same shape here to make the meet in the middle. Okay, so now that all the cords being used up on this side too, we can join them together now. So you can go either direction for this, I like to do a double clove hitch knot towards the right, so like this, but you could do one towards the left if you want, it's up to you. And that is our first row done. Now count out six cords from the left of your work, starting up the top. And you can put these aside for now as we won't be using them. So take your seventh cord and you're going to create a row of double clove hitch knot And this row can be snug up against that last row. You don't need to leave a gap for this row. Then once you've met the middle of that row, you can count out six cords from the other side and repeat the exact same using the seventh cord. And then just like before, we're going to join these two cords together. So I'm going to do one going towards the right. And then we're going to count out 4 cords from this row. like I'm doing here And again, you can just put them to the side or out of the way. And then take the fifth cord. and repeat the exact same and then do the same on the other side so that they meet in the middle again and then join the two cord together And now you can see we've created this really lovely V-shape detail. 7. Making the small diamonds: So I definitely feel like this step is the hardest step, but go ahead and grab, your 4 lots of cords measuring 210 cm. And we are going to be attaching two on either side, about 2 cm away from the last cords. So like before, we're going to adjust the lengths of the cords. So for this number your cords 1-4 and make it so the second cord measures 60 cm and the third cord measures 80 cm. So this will be different from the set on the right if you start with the set on the left and do these measurements. And then once we start on the right, I can tell you the measurements for that. So for this layer, we are going to be using double clove hitch knots in order to create a small diamond shape. So go ahead and take your second cord here and then use the third cord and create a double clove hitch knot. And then take the 4th cord and create another knot as well. Now you see the second cord here that's already poking towards the left. use that and create a double clove hitch knot using the first cord Okay and then take the cord here. So the first cord again, and angle it towards the right and then create one double clove hitch knot. And you'll see this small diamond shape starting to form the exact time into four. So angle it towards the left and create a double clove hitch knot Now the last thing we need to do is just close them two together. You see here, I create one that's going towards the left. And then you just take that cord again and the first cord and create a double clove hitch knot And again, swap the cords like this, angle it towards the right, create another double clove hitch knot And take the third one and the 4th and make one going towards the right. And then swap that cord and angle it towards the left and create another double clove hitch knot. So now we need to close these two. So you can see from the start it goes in this curvy line. So you want to create one, the angles towards the right in order to continue this curvy line So repeat this until you have five small diamonds in total. Now that we have the five diamonds complete, we are going to create the sixth diamond, but we're going to attach this to the layer behind it. So this is the cord that we want to use. So it's the first one from the third row of double clove hitch knots So you take the third cord here and just create one double clove hitch knot, like this, so you can see it is attached to this layer now. So go ahead and grab the original cord from the small diamonds that you pushed out the way and bring that back. So we need that cord, we don't need the code that we use to attach it. And then create your double clove hitch knot coming down towards the left. And then just close off this diamond. So go ahead and make one more small diamond. So you have seven diamonds in total. So as you can see, this side on the left is completely finished now and we have managed to attach it to the back layer. And we have seven diamonds in total. Now I can go ahead and repeat these exact same steps on the right. So like we did on the left side, we're going to adjust the cords. So this time make the second cord, measure 80 cm and then the third cord will measure 60 cm. So we want to make sure to mirror that curvy line from the other side. So you take the third cord and then the second cord and create a double clove hitch knot going towards the left. And then again swap the cords like this and angle it towards the left. And then you can just close off this diamond. And exactly like before, we're going to make sure the curved line always goes in a curvy line and it's not broken up. So go ahead and create five small diamonds and then like on the other side, will attach it using the first cord from the third row of the double clove hitch knots. So the grab that first cord and then using the second cord of your small diamonds were going to create a double clove hitch knot, and just tighten that up. And then like before you can grab that cord from the back of the small diamond and use that to carry on the pattern. Just turning it around to grab that original cord from the small diamonds. So I can start using that cord again. And then I'm going to go ahead and finish off this diamond and then create one more. So that's seven in total on this side too. Okay, perfect. So hopefully you should've created seven diamonds on either side, making sure to attach them to your work. So now we're just going to create one last big diamond in the middle of these two. So take the fourth cord from your set on the left and create a double clove hitch knot making sure to leave about a 1 cm gap from either diamond. Now repeat using the second cord on the right, and then the third and fourth eventually too. Then you can just repeat this on the other side. So taking that first cord and then making a double clove hitch knot going towards the left. And now its time to introduce the other two cords here to create a bigger diamond for us to put our tassel in. So use up all the 4 cords on the right and then create the same using the left cords. and now we're just going to create the bottom of the diamond. So again, take the cord and angle it towards the right and then create a double clove hitch knots until you meet in the middle. Now we've just got to finish the diamond by doing the same on the right side. by creating all those double clove hitch knots to meet in the middle. And then create an one double clove hitch knot going towards the right to finish off this diamond. Now you can see we've got this beautiful shape created and we just need to add all the tassels now. 8. Adding the tassels: So for this step I recommend having your jewellery pliers handy because it makes it so much easier. And grab all your 12 lengths of 40 cm cords. And you see here in-between the diamonds there's a little loop, we're gonna stick our plier through the back of that and that is where we're attaching our tassels So again, we're gonna be doing a larks head knot here. So you just feed the tassel through that and pass those 2 cords through that loop and Pull it to tighten it. So go ahead and attach all 12 cords in this way. So six on either side. And now it's time to work on the last tassel, which will go in that big diamond shape here. Grab your six cords measuring 25 cm each. So this is optional. You can either leave them as is like this, or brush them out. I prefer to brush mine out as it gives it a nice texture. So here I'm just going to grab my wire brush, and my comb and then go ahead and brush the six cords out. So he can see is just a couple of cords brushed already. So I will show you the difference of the side-by-side comparison. So it's up to you but I prefer mine to be combed out. Now that will the cords have been combed out. It's time to add them as a tassel, so grab your jewellery pliers You can do this without them, but it's much easier with them. We're gonna go in the middle of the diamond here. And then underneath that second cord there. And then you're going to just pull all the cords through that, like this And just pull these cords over towards the right and you can give them a little comb out here. Some of mine were getting a bit knotty, get it as smooth as you can. And then again go head in the middle and then on towards this right cord and underneath that. And then you can pull these all through that. This is a bit tricky now. Once you've got a bit of the way though like that I, just like to use my hands as it's a bit easier. So pull them all through and then you can just sort of play around with it to make sure it's looking how you want it to look, tucking in any loose cords hand combing it out. Now I'd just like to give it one final comb and then I trim it. So I just eyeball mine, I will measure it for you if you want to create the exact same length. So this measures just about five to six cm. So now that all the tassels done, we just need to go ahead and do a final trim. And add the hanging cord. 9. Adding hanging cord & final trim: So it's entirely up to you how you want to trim this. I just like to follow the natural shape that is created by those tassels. And just trim off any cord that doesn't fit in that v-shape. And now it's time to match this shape. On the other side. It does look a bit wonky on camera, but that's because the camera wasn't pointing directly at this. it was sort of angled so trust me, it looks straight from the front. And now we're onto the final step so you can go ahead and get the one cord measuring 80 cm. And we're going to create this as a hanging cord So it's up to your whereabouts on your work. You want to put this cord, I like to put it just behind that first layer. So I just doubled knot it. I don't do any fancy knot with this just standard double knot will do. And now just figure out how long you want the hanging cord So how long you want your piece to hang And then go ahead and add it onto the other side and use a double knot to secure it. So now that you can hold it up and see what it looks like. I'm happy with mine, so I'm just going to leave it as is. I do like to obviously trim off the excess cord here So I trimmed mine to about 2.5 cm this on either side. And then I do like to go ahead and just comb this out. I think it creates a nicer look. More finished and more polished. And that is the wall hanging complete. I hope you loved as much as I do, such a cute little one, but it's got so many different textures on patterns going on. Now in this last lesson, I will give you the class project if you want to participate. 10. Final thoughts and class project: So for the class project, I would like you to create this wall hanging. You can do in your own style. You can change things out, swap things. Use different colours. I think a tassels would look really lovely and different colours as well. Or if it was on a nice bit of driftwood or a dowel it would look really lovely. You could even not attach this small diamond layer if you wanted it to just free hang. You can do what you wish. So go ahead and start on your own wall hanging. Please share your progress pictures and your final results in the class project section. I would love to see them and I'm sure everyone else would love to see them. And it might even help any students that are struggling to come up with different ideas. I'd love to see your progress and I'd love to see your final finished result. There's so many different textures and patterns going on. I hope you've learned something from this. So I hope you like this and I hope you join me for my next Skillshare class.