Wall hangings and macramé knots sound kinda 70’s but I’m so loving the modern Boho chic look they create. I first fell in love with them when I was doing research for a client for her wedding. She loved the boho feel and I immediately fell for the backdrops. We didn’t end up doing this for her wedding but she did want me to make her one for her house. As you can see I’m not quite done and I needed to use it for Studio 5!! Loved the neutral colors she picked out, with just a hit of green in the weave part.
After i had made my client a wall hanging for her house I just had to make one for my house. then well it just snowballed from there, into a lot of fun and cool projects. I ended up making 4 more for friends, baby showers and a teenage room!!
Today I’m going to show you how I tied the white Macramé knots over my bed.
You are going to want to start this on a dowel You can get them from Joanns or from Amazon
just click on the amazon button on the side bar and it will have the products I used.
Fold the cording in half and drop behind the dowel. If you want a large wall hanging you will need to use about 3 yards for each cord, you have to take in how much you want to tie. if its just the top part of the weave then you will need less cord.
Pull the cord through the loop on the other side and then tighten that’s it, this knot is called a Larkshead knot who knew?
You will want to do this very tightly all across the dowel if you want it to span across a queen sized bed.
The knot that I used was just a square knot, I liked the way it looked kinda lacy and it was supper easy. Remember right over left, Left over right!
You will be working with 4 cords at a time, with 2 always in the middle. Right cord over the middle 2 and then tuck the Left cord behind the middle 2. just like you tie your shoe only there are 2 cords hanging down in the middle.
Do the same thing again only start with the Left cord first. It might not look right or feel awkward to tie because of the cords in the middle but once you get it then it goes supper fast!
It should look like this
I took this off the dowel so you can see how to start the second line of knots. just grab the next set of four leaving 2 extras at the end. after you get as many rows as you want I just took off the dowel while string it onto a white rope I got at Home depot, and that’s it!
If you want to do the diagonals that are on my macramé, well that will have to be a different tutorial. (they are just hitch knots). or get this book from Amazon its fabulous if you want to know how to tie any kind of Macramé knot get the book from the amazon link in the side bar.
I added some square glass beads at the bottom of the V’s just to add some bling and I loved how they caught the light against the cord. I just sewed them on with tread in the place I wanted them. The lampshade below is done the exact same way and I’ll show you how on an upcoming blogpost.
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The brand is Bonnie 4mm cord 50 yards I used white ?
What do you use for the cord? Yarn?
Hello friend!! I use a nylon macrame cord I got from Amazon it was really inexpensive and I used about 5 Skeins.
Just watched your segment on Studio 5!! Your wall hangings are so so darling! Just started following you on Instagram 🙂
You are so nice thank you so much!! Good luck on the giveaway