It’s time for the results for the macrame challenge! So sorry about being a date late posting this, life happens and sometimes blogging has to wait. I’m here now though, so lets talk macrame.
For those of you that missed the previous post, I’m starting a new blog series where I try a project or technique that I’ve never tried before and post about how it went. For this round I chose macrame and I challenged y’all to join me, try macrame for yourself, and come back and share the results. I have no idea how this is going to go and if anyone is going to participate, it may be a total flop. That’s okay…we’re trying new things, right?
So how did my project go? Well, I didn’t fail. When I wrote my first post about the challenge I was about 75% sure I would end up frustrated and with a tangled mess (much like my knitting, crocheting, and sewing adventures), but much to my surprise I found macrame fairly easy and straightforward. The things I made are simple beginner projects, but I feel like I could make something bigger and more complicated without too much trouble. So here is what I made…
A plant hanger –
And a small wall hanging –
Materials used –
I made learning macrame a family affair, and the boys were actually really interested. We started out watching some videos on youtube to figure out how the heck to tie different knots.
After watching the knot tutorial a few (dozen) times, I pulled out my stash of yarn and we got to practicing.
The boys actually did really well, though they lost interest well before they finished a project.
So the first thing I made was the plant hanger, which I made on the way to the beach last week. We loaded everyone up in the car for the three-hour journey, and after all the boys were zoned into a movie I looked at Adam and declared “It’s macrame time!”. He rolled his eyes and I proceeded to measure arms length of cord as dramatically as possible just to annoy him. Ahhh, marriage.
For the wall hanging I didn’t actually follow a pre-made pattern, I just started knotting and this is what I came up with.
It’s just two different types of knots, the square knot and the half hitch. I really wanted it to be wider, but I underestimated how much rope it took to make something like this and ran out. It’s not perfect but that’s okay….my kids were super impressed so I consider it a success.
Anyway, that’s my experience! I actually had a lot of fun with it and would love to make more in the future. Enough about me though, I want to hear about your projects. How did it go? What did you make? Was is fun or infuriating?
If you have a blog post to share please do so in the link-up below. If you don’t have a blog I want to hear about it in the comments, feel free to leave a link to your (public) social media if you have a photo of your project on there. You can also share a photo on my Domestic Imperfection facebook page or e-mail me at [email protected]
I’m curious to see how many of you tried this project, because Adam and I have a bet going. He says it will be less than five because “macrame was a weird thing for you to choose” and I say it will be more. So get to sharing people!