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Get started knotting with macramé. We'll learn some basic knots and then use them to create intricate designs. In the end, you'll have a beautiful wall hanging for your home.
macrame project hanging in the background with a woman sitting and reading, a loom, a shelf with plants, books, and yarn

Is this course for you?

  • This course is ideal for someone interested in macramé with little or no experience. You'll master simple knots to create a wall hanging and gain the foundation to explore macramé further. Weavers who want to add something extra to fringe will leave this course inspired.

Accessing the Course

This course is a self-paced online course. You'll be able to work through it whenever you want. There are videos, written instructions, and diagrams to guide you through every step of the project. There are discussion pages for your questions, and you can always email us at school@schachtspindle.com.
diagram on creating a square knot with macrame

What You'll Learn

  • Set Up

    Set up your project to get started. A few tips and tricks will help you begin.

  • Macramé Knots

    We'll learn the lark's head knot, double half hitch knot, square knot, half hitch knot, half square knot sinnet, and the barrel knot.

  • Finishing Techniques

    Prepare your beautiful wall hanging for display, with several options for finishing the ends. We'll also share some ideas for incorporating macramé in weavings.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Project PDF

  • 2

    Starting the Project

    • Materials & Equipment

    • Starting the Project

    • KNOT: Lark's Head Knot

    • Attaching Cords to the Dowel

  • 3

    Top Diamond Row

    • KNOT: Double Half Hitch Knot

    • KNOT: Square Knot

    • Diamond with Woven Inside

  • 4

    Downwards Triangle

    • KNOT: Horizontal Half Hitch Knot

    • Line Under the Diamonds

    • Decreasing Alternating Square Knots

  • 5

    Spiral Knots

    • KNOT: Half Square Knot Sinnet

    • Spirals

    • Diagonal Lines Under Spirals

  • 6

    Finishing and Trimming

    • KNOT: Barrel Knot

    • Finishing the Ends

  • 7

    Conclusion

    • Thank You & Resources

  • 8

    Survey

    • Course Feedback

Preview

Click the play button to view a free preview of the course.

What You'll Need

  • Dowel—I used a 36" long dowel with a 3/4" diameter

  • 200 yards of 3-ply cotton rope, 4 mm diameter, in Natural (this is what I used—you can pick your colors and sizes based on your preferences)

  • 75 yards of 3-ply cotton rope, 3 mm in diameter, in Terracotta (this is what I used—you can pick your colors and sizes based on your preferences)

  • Masking tape

  • Scissors

  • Measuring tape

  • Hanging mechanism—like a clothes rack, over-the-door towel rack, or anything else that will suspend the dowel away from a wall. It is helpful to be able to work from either side of the piece.

Instructor

Mackenzie Keller

Mackenzie is from Berks County, PA and now lives in Colorado with her husband and cat. Her mother has repaired antique spinning wheels for years, so fiber crafts have always filled her home. As a Client Engagement Specialist at Schacht, Mackenzie puts her English Writing degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania to good use by examining and improving the way we engage with our users. This is her first class taught on the School of Textile Arts, but she loves to share her interests and help others learn. Mackenzie also enjoys weaving, crochet, watching movies, and going on walks when the weather is warm.