Modern Macrame - Trendy Wall Hangs | Andia Kolakowski | Skillshare

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Modern Macrame - Trendy Wall Hangs

teacher avatar Andia Kolakowski, I am a left-brained hobbyist

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Cutting the Cord


    • 3.

      Lark's Head Knot


    • 4.

      Square Knot


    • 5.

      Spiral Knot


    • 6.

      Alternating Square Knots


    • 7.

      Closing Thoughts


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About This Class

This is not your grandmother's macrame! In this class you will learn how to turn basic macrame knots into artful, modern wall hangings for your space!

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Andia Kolakowski

I am a left-brained hobbyist


After being burned out from the corporate side of graphic design, I decided to take some time rediscovering the right side of my brain.Somehow I have managed to exercise my left brain for most of my life and still find a way to satisfy my guilty pleasure in art. Coffee barista by day, hobbyist by night!

During this time, I got back into writing, taught myself macrame, and worked part time at Rifle Paper Co. while I drooled over all the packing and pretty printed things. While I am still refining my skills, I feel comfortable in where I am headed!

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1. Introduction: Hi. I'm happy and I am self taught. After teaching myself how to do the basics of Master May, I wanted to challenge myself and improved dramatically in my skills. So I decided to join the hashtag projects on Instagram, called 100 a project and make a macro a piece every day for 100 date, really trying to be nearing the end. And I wanted to feel here and what What is that I do and how it is that you dirty I want Teoh tell you what you put it. You need a pair stitchers, cotton twisted rope for yard apparent that hook, and you need something to hate that took on. Finally, you'll need a rod or a dowel of some sort. One thing he chewed the basic knots with Macro May you'll be able to make your own pizza, and one of your deliverables will be two posted on skill share. Were you material here 2. Cutting the Cord: welcome in this class. I'll be showing you how to measure and cut your court. Before you start cutting your report, you want to first know exactly how long you want your in product to be. So, in this example, I want my macro made peace to be 12 inches long. I will then measure four times that amount so that I have enough rope to Not until I reach my desired length continue cutting your court until you have reached the desired even number of court she wished to work with. Keep in mind that these courts will be folded in half, thereby doubling the amount of court you will be working with. For example, if you cut six chords when you fold them over your doll, you will have 12 boards to work with. I like to unravel my twisted rope into three separate pieces to get the most out of my rope . You can skip this step if you like, especially if you're working with young. Once you've cut your cord to the desired length, come back for the next class where I'll be showing you how to do the larks head 3. Lark's Head Knot: Welcome back in this class, I will be showing you how to do a large. The larks head is the first step in preparing your master made peace and it is super easy to dio For your reference, I cut four chords before I unravelled them, giving me 12 pieces as stated in the previous video. Once I fold these pieces in half, I will be doubling that amount. You can see that result here. Now let me show you how to do a large head first. Pay attention to how I do the larks head at normal speed. Now let's go over it. Step by step at a slower speed. Bring the ends together and fold in half. Take the folded side, which now is aloof and bring it over and behind your towel. As you pull the loop down, thread your ends through the loop and then pool until tightened. Congratulations. You have just made a larks head. Not if you are working with yarn. This is a great step to stop at if you just want a simple wall hanging like this one. But since I am working with rope in this tutorial in my next video I will teach you how to do the square knot 4. Square Knot: in this class, you learn how to do the square knot. To begin, take four strands and group them together like this. Your outer cores will be your working courts and you're to inter. Chords will be your filler cords. Bring your left working cord over both fillers, creating a loop on the left side. Now bring the right working cord over the left working court. Take the right working cord and go behind the pillars. Finally bring it through the left loop and pull tight. You now have 1/2 knot to complete the square. Not now. You will want to start with your right working court. Bring it over the fillers. Treating a right loop, bring the left working cord over the right working court and under the filler, bring the left working court through the right loop and tighten, and that will complete the square knot. Continue toe alternate size and you continue making square knots. In the next video, I will show you how to do a spiral not 5. Spiral Knot: the spiral not will be the final. Not that you will learn before we begin making our macro made peace. To begin, take four strands and group them together as you did when creating your square knot. Bring your left working cord over both fillers, creating a loop on the left side. Now bring the right. Working toward over the left working cord, take it under the filler and then through the left loop before you pull it tight again. You have 1/2. Repeat this step. Note that I am using my left working court again and not alternating as I did in my square knot to finish creating the spiral. Not continue making half knots that work from the same side instead of alternating like you did for the square knot. If you would like yours not to spiral in the opposite direction as shown here and just start, you're not with the right working cord instead of the left booking cord. Now we're ready to start making her macro. May 6. Alternating Square Knots: So we're here in our final class where I am going to show you how you can make a Makram a piece like this one. I have started my piece by making a square knot on each group of strands shown here. Feel free to have your nuts go down as far as you want them. Just be sure that each group has the same number of knots. To begin my alternating pattern, I recommend working from one end to the other. First, pull the farthest two strands away from your piece, leaving you with two strands from the first group. Then take the two strands to the right of those and make a square knot repeat square knots all the way across. Note that I have pulled the farthest right two strands away from my piece as well. Once I complete a row, I incorporate my two discarded strands back into my piece to keep a straight edge. Alternate this step every other row again. Note that I am pulling another two strands away from the right side of my piece. This will give it its diagonal shape. If you want to create a centered V shape, you will apply this step to the left side as well. Continue all the way down to you. Get to your desired length. This last non my pieces around 12 inches, which is perfect because I'm almost out of rope on my left side. Now I am ready to shape my ends. This part is completely up to you. Get creative. It could be as uniform as you want it to be. Or it could be as organic as you wanted to be. The choice is yours and that is it. You have just made your very own macro May 7. Closing Thoughts: I give you a lot of my growth to topping on Pinterest. Instagram is it's checking out other people's ducks and taking the technique that I do now and just trying to practice those types of pattern. That's what I would recommend for any of you taking my class getting fires.