Sunday, 10 February 2013

KNOT SCHOOL- Zpagetti Macrame Hanger.....how to

To begin with, you'll need some Zpagetti, it's very soft and stretchy stuff so opt for the lesser stretchy if you can. This bundle was 120m and retails at $18.95
Chat with Gwen if you need help! 

This yarn lends itself to be soft and chunky so don't be frugal, the end finish will be the bomb! 
To make a hanger like mine you need to use 60m!
Cut 12 x 5m lengths.
Fold in half and drape through a metal ring. (Craft shops sell them)
I use the IKEA packet clasps to help act as an extra pair of hands.

Bound the yarn together using the wrapping knot!
my wrappping knot is 7cm.



Divide the yarn into equal fours and create the Chinese Crown Knot.



 Repeat this knot! .......7-10 times?




Divide the yarn again into equal fours, this is called an arm.
You should have six strands of yarn in each arm.
Using the Square Knot, macrame each arm with 4-5 knots.


  
Here's a good time to thread on some fancy things, copper, beads etc



 Add a couple of Square Knots to secure these beads on the twine.
Now divide each arm in half, and join two halves from separate arms together. (six strands of yarn)
Make sure they don't cross over each other!
Pop on some beads and fix with four of squares knots.

 Now repeat this process!
Divide each arm in half, and join two halves from separate arms together. (six strands of yarn)
Make sure they don't cross over each other!
Pop on some beads and fix with four of squares knots



At this point securely hang up your hanger and test with your chosen pot before you finish off!
Make sure the pot will sit comfortably and safely, use the IKEA clips to hold your yarn together and assess with your macrame eye, before going on?
Carry on or stop.... have a cuppa, be sure?



 To end the hanger you could bind the yarn together with another wrapping knot .....or using the square knot by macrameing the arms together!
Divide each arm yarn in half and knot two halves together from separate arms. 
Remember to knot arms side by side not across from each other.
This creates a ring of knots, make a few rings.





 To finish, cut the remaining yarn into a neat tassel, pop in your favourite pot and gaze at your amazingness!...job done!

If you give this tutorial a go, send me a pic, I would love to see it!
Any questions/ hassles ask? ...happy to help! :)






This tutorial is for personal use only, please share and link with love....just saying :)

9 comments:

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    1. Easy peasey Dana! ...hopefully this will demystify macramé for new to knotting! :)

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  2. don't get your hopes up sweetheart!....that beautiful yarn in my hands would = a beautiful disaster!....I do love it!
    Al x

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  3. Totally and utter gorgeous Pippa ! It's poetry in motion :) Kx

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    1. Thanks Kylie, have a go! ...I might convert you! xx

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your trade secrets:-) I really hope I'll be able to make myself a hanger one day, but I'm pretty sure I'll never reach your level of macramé expertise. Your personal touches, like that gorgeous dip dye makes them extra special!

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    1. Oh please Tove, give it a go!
      I'm sure you have a plant pot who needs a hanging home :)

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