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Macrame Wine Bottle Tote

WildRose Shop

Macrame Wine Bottle Tote

WildRose Shop

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7 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Setting Up

    • 4. Square Knots

    • 5. Handle

    • 6. Net

    • 7. Closing Knots

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About This Class

Hello! Welcome to my Macrame Wine Bottle Tote DIY class :)

This class will teach you the basics of macrame and how to create a wine bag. Here is an example of what the finished product from today's class looks like!



You will learn:

  • What materials to use
  • How to set up your workspace
  • Square Knots
  • How to build a net
  • Closing Knots

This class is a great intro to macrame. You can take the skills you learn via this class and apply it to other macrame projects!


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Video Credit:

Meagan Dowling

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Lakey Inspired

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Hello, I'm WildRose.

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1. Intro: Hey, guys, my name is Megan. Today I'm gonna teach you another Makram a class. Today's course is a wind bag tote. It's super fun. It's super easy, and it's a great gift to bring over to a friend's house for a dinner party or wherever you're bringing a little bottle of mine. I own a small online store called Wild Rose Shop, where I sell a collection of stickers, pins, patches, hand painted jacket and a couple of macro made pieces. I've been teaching workshops around the East Coast for the past year and 1/2 2 years, and I absolutely love bringing you guys the joy of matter. May this class will go over the materials and set up you'll need as well, a step by step instructions of how to make your own Mac may wind toe. I sell a D. I y can't to go perfectly. Along with this Makram a project, all the rope will come pre measured and pretty cut. That way you were ready to go to start creating. I hope you guys will enjoy taking this course As much as I enjoyed teaching it, check out my channel for more videos and more macro Banque de I wise 2. Supplies: Okay, let's first talk about what supplies you're gonna need for this workshop. So the most important thing is the Makram eight cord. This is just cotton rope. I'm using a small three millimeter three strands rope. This one is super soft, and I think that's the most important thing Toe look for when you're finding rope is that it's not gonna hurt your skin, especially since this is something you'll be wearing or you'll be holding. You want something that is super soft, so I definitely recommend going with something a little bit there or a single strand rope. I'm get a link fel low where you can find some brew, and I'm also gonna link below a pre made D I Y kit, where you'll find all the rope pre cut and pre measured. So you're just ready to start this D I Y. You're going to need a pair of scissors to cut through a measuring tape or ruler to measure the amount of rope you're going to need and some colored tape to mark certain ropes. I'm just using a colored painter's tape. It doesn't matter what color tape, as long as you are able to tell the difference between the color of the rope that you're using. So let's talk about this up. You'll need. I personally love using a portable clothing rack. I find this the easiest way to do every single Makram A project. They're usually around 10 to $15. You can find them on Amazon or your local retail store like Target or Wal Mart. I think it's a green investment if you plan on doing macrame projects and they break down and could store easily in a closet. So if you don't want to invest in a clothing rack, I would definitely recommend getting an S hook. You can find one on Amazon or at your local hardware or craft store. Basically, you would just hang this on the back of a door frame or chair or railing. And that's just enables you to have a workspace that's easy to do this dio I on. So the main reason you would be using this is if you don't have a space that the end result , which is the macro my toe, would be able to be slid off of, Um, you would want to use this because if you do this on. Let's say a shower pole or a curtain rod that can be taken down, you won't be able, Teoh pull the finish piece off at the end and it will be stuck on the pole. So you're probably wondering how much Mac make or do you need? You need a total of 60 feet. All together, this is gonna be broken into six cords to the cords are gonna be 12 feet and the other four are gonna be nine feet long. So something like to dio to keep myself organized and to make sure I'm using the right chord throughout this piece is toe label the 12 foot courts, so on both and you're gonna put a little piece of teeth just to mark them. So you know, they're different from the rest. And this will just help you be able to see while you're in the middle of using a bunch of chords, that these are the ones that you want to be looking out for. 3. Setting Up: Okay, let's set up your ropes. Grab the to 12 foot cords. These are the ones that should be labeled on the ends. You're gonna take one to start, and you want the ends to be touching. And you're gonna slide down the rope until you find the middle. This is what's gonna be looped over your bar or your ass, huh? So you could slide this right over and then you're going to do the same thing with the other room, so make sure the ends air touching. You're gonna slide until you find your middle, and that is gonna be brought over as well. Okay, Now, grab the other four ropes. Do the same thing where you want to make sure all the ends are the same height. So have all the ends be kissing, and then slide down and find the middle of all four ropes. You're gonna put this over the bar as well, and you're gonna put it between the two green roofs or the label groups. So you should have 12 foot rope. 9999 12 foot rope and the two outside ones should be labeled. These are gonna be called the working cords and the middle chords are just gonna stay in the middle Before you guys start, I'm gonna have you put all the ropes together and put a piece of tape over the middle. 4. Square Knots: So you guys should be set up with all your ropes and the tape marking the middle. This will just help you keep the rope in place and from the ropes becoming too short or too long on one side. And now you're all set up to start practicing some square knots. So let's start with a square knot. You can actually take ropes on one side of your bar or your s hook and just tie them in a loose. Not so you know, you're not using those and you're gonna be using the first side of the six cords you have. The other ones in the back will be tied up. So you're going to start using your to working cords. Thes are your labeled cords for your 12 foot cords, you're gonna first start by taking your left cord and making ah four over the middle four chords. This rate cord is going to come over behind the back four and through the loop. You're gonna pull this up as high as you can, and that is 1/2 of the square knot. The other half is the same thing, but backwards. So now you're taking your right cord and making a four over the four middle chords. Then you're taking your left cord and going over back behind the four middle chords and through the loop and that's it. That's a square knot. So let's do that a couple more times so you guys get the hang of it. So I have my two working chords. My four middle chords make ah four with your left court over the middle chords Take your right court and go over back behind and through Same thing again but backwards. So you have your backwards for over your four middle chords. You're gonna take the last chord and go over behind and through, and you can keep doing this. So you're gonna have your four over your four middle courts. This is going to come in front, back behind and through four over your four middle chords. This is gonna become in front, back behind and through 5. Handle: So after you guys have practiced a couple square knots, I'm gonna have you count how maney you did on this side. So you count the little ridges on one side. So I have 12345 total. And to start the loop, I need 15 on both sides. So I need another 10 on this side so you guys can get started and continue doing the square . Once you completed 15 on one side, you can take off the use of teeth and flip this around so you can start working on the other side. Or you can switch this around on your ass hook. So I'm gonna actually teach this right where that lasts. Square not ended off. That way I can see where I should be counting the 15 from. You can untie this side if you haven't done that already. So before starting this side, I'm gonna have you guys make sure that both and ropes are the labeled ropes. That way you can just double check that you're using the right chord at the right time. So if you guys can see the last side, the bump is on, is on the right So for this section, I'm going to start with the right chord because the last bump is on the right chord. So you have your backwards for over your four metal pieces. You're gonna take your last rope, go over behind and through, and now you can start as regular. So you have your four. You're backwards for your four you're backwards for You're gonna do this 15 more times. That way you have a full 30 square knots on both sides. So now you guys come up with a piece of team, a kind of double check how maney you have. So you just count along one side, so I only have 28. So I need to more on this side. So you guys could be your own judge of if the handle is long enough for you, I think I'm gonna make mine longer by three full score. Announce on each side so it will have 18 total on each side. So you guys could add a couple more in if you feel like you want a little bit of a longer handle. But the 15 is also find on each side as well 6. Net: So we just finished our handle. You want to make sure that both of thes ends where the square knots ends are even and you're gonna teeth the middle just so its season. Please. While you're working on the next piece, which is the net, this is gonna be what holds the wine bottle. So I actually want you guys to grab a wine bottle or something similar. I have a Pellegrino bottle, and you just want to make sure Teoh kind of guest me where this is gonna sit So you don't want it to sit too close to the handle. You want it a little bit below around here. So I'm thinking your first where not should be around down here, Um and you guys can kind of just put a piece of tape or hold your fingers there to mark where you want the first squaring off. So start. So right now, you just have what is 12 cords hanging? I want you guys to mark where we're going to be working and which groups were gonna be pairing. So first I'm gonna have you grab one end of one side and the other end of the other side. And you're just gonna lightly, um, not these together. So you just know that their group, you're going to do the same thing with the other side so thes and should be the to, uh, labeled ropes. So these are all 12 foot ropes. So at the I could take this piece of T paw for now, you're gonna take the other two groups on the inside, make sure they're the ropes that are next to each other. That way, they fall nicely. When you make the nut, not thumbs on, then you'll do the same with the back to my ribs. Now, before we start tying all these knots, I want you guys to make sure you're on a surface, that this could eventually come off. So if you're working on something that can't be, um, slid off of, you need to change your workstation, Teoh. Either be a back of a chair, a hook, or use the s hook, or else this is gonna get stuffed on whatever you have enough. All right, so let's start the net. I'm gonna have you grab one. A group of the ropes that you tie and keep in mind where you tied your piece of tape for the first row of knots to start. So the net is basically a series of rows of not in a circle, um, getting smaller and smaller, and that will hold the wind bag and the wine bottle in place. So for your first group, we're gonna be doing the same thing out before were you had to working cords and four middle chords. But this time it's just gonna be to working corns, no middle chords. So you're gonna be pretending there's like an imaginary middle court, so you would make your normal four over your imaginary middle cord and then you're right, room would come below and you would flip it up and threw. And so now you're gonna hold this horizontally to whatever height that you want. So let's grab our bottle pretends on the inside. So that was 1/2. This is a good stage, Teoh. Pull up and down and adjust your height. So now it's a finish. It you're gonna be doing the same thing, but backwards to the backwards for over the imaginary, um, ropes. Now that you're gonna take your left court and go in front and pull it through the loop. And so same thing you're wanting to keep this horizontal, and that is the first not of the first circle. So then you would move on to you the next group next to it. I'm gonna give you guys as human on this. Okay, so we are zoomed in. Here is the first. Not that we did here is the next, not the next two ropes. I'm gonna be putting the rest of these just up, in a way So you guys can kind of see how we're working on this one. So you have your tea robes. Same thing is before you're gonna make a backwards for over the imaginary ropes right here , then you're right. Rope is gonna be in front, and it's going to come up and through. And now is when you adjust. When you pull this not flat to become the hate that you wanted to be, it should be matching the last night. You just did. And now you're gonna be doing the second half, which is the backwards for over those imaginary ropes. And you have the left rope in front and it becomes behind and through and you're gonna pull that state. So you're going to keep taking each and every group down. You're gonna go around in a circle, every group that you bring down, you're gonna be doing the same thing for this comes up. In theory, you pull it to the height you wanted to be backwards for this comes up and through and you pull it to the height. Sometimes these not just pull a little funny and look a little different. But that's OK. You can just kind of untie the bottom half a little bit on re pull it until it's perfect. So now is a good time to just double check that all of your knots are the same height. Um, thes look pretty good to me and you guys can kind of see that this is starting to form a circle. You should have none kind of crossing in the middle. So this is the first row of knots, and now we're gonna move on to the second row. Okay, so for the second row, you're going Teoh, take two knots that are next to each other and you're gonna tie there to middle ropes and just like a loose not and go around the circle and continually find the to scoring lots that are next to each other there to middle ropes and just tie them very loosely. Um, that way you just stay organized and know which group is which. Okay, You guys can kind of see now that they're all connected and you can just double check that . No ropes, um, cross in the middle. That way you can see that you're creating this perfect net that something could slip there . So let's grab one of our groups. Here's to two knots that are next to each other. Let's untie their middle. You guys were gonna be doing the same thing just with the two middle roofs. So we have our two knots that are next to each other. I just untied their group there to middle strands. I would go around. Let's see, uh, two inches down, sir, around here is gonna be your next rope Knots. So again, you're going to do your four over the imaginary ropes. Same thing as last time. You're right. Comes up through and you're gonna pull until it's about two inches so you guys can see that's about two inches down You knew your backwards for So now you have your market for your second wrote, you're gonna go around all the groups and make them the same height as the one you just did . So you guys can see I have my 1st 2 sets of rose again. You want to double check, and when you pull it out, make sure all the roads ropes, air falling the right way, and none are crossing in the middle. So you are going to be repeating these step, I would say about, uh, seven or eight times to start. I want you guys to kind of be measuring with your own wine bottle, because line bottles obviously come in all different shapes and sizes. So I want you guys to be measuring the height with your wine bottle, constantly checking how much you need. But I would say usually need about eight rows. So let's mark out the next row and for our third row, same thing as before. Untie one of your groups, trying to make it around two inches down when you start. - So I just finished all eight rows. I'm going to check and see if this is big enough. Remember to be holding all the rooms at the bottom. That way, your bottom doesn't fall through the floor now. But I think the eight rose is enough for this. It's looking pretty good, and it's as kind of as long as I want it to be. You don't want it to be too long that way. If people are holding, it doesn't fall to the floor. So I would just double check this. You can take it off to double check. Um, and that way you guys can see if you like it longer or shorter. 7. Closing Knots: So now we are on the last part, which is the closing of the net. You guys might have some short groups here. That's OK. I want you guys to find two of your longest ropes. If they are kind of not right next to each other, that would be the best to So you guys are going to end this just the way we started. Which waas to working cords. It could be any chords, just your longest chords. And then the rest of them are gonna be in the middle. And you guys were going to do a square knot overall, them so four overall, The cords the right comes in front, back behind everything and through. And you're gonna pull this to be just below the bottom row. You do your backwards for front behind through, and I would dio five full knots. Make sure you calling these tight that way they don't become loose from the bottle of wine is in it. And there you have it. I'm so excited you guys could test the bottle in it. So you have your finished piece. I want you guys to test the bottle in it before you cut the access route that way, you can kind of just make sure it's where you want it to be. I think this is good, because a traditional wine bottle will be a little bit taller. Um, and I really like the way it sitting. So now I'm just gonna cut the access route to how long you want the tassel to be. Congrats. Your wine bag toe is complete. Thank you guys so much for taking this class with me. I really hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions or wanna post pictures of your finished project, please post them below in the comments, I would love to see your final creations. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram to stay updated on what new products I have in the shop. And when my next workshops are rather their online or in person near you. Thank you guys. So much for taking this cost with me today. I hope you loved it. Have a good one.