Knot weaving has been known for a long time, since the time of Russia. Now this method of weaving is quite popular among designers. Various weaving and knitting techniques have long been very popular among needlewomen. Today, the art of creating amazing images using macrame will allow you to decorate the house in an original and beautiful way, bringing a special atmosphere into it..
What is the macrame technique
Knot weaving, which replaced the usual knotless, is commonly called macrame. Translated from Arabic, this term has the meaning – “fringe”, as well as “lace”.
Modern needlewomen, using a special scheme, weave interesting details for clothes with their own hands or create comfortable and unique covers for household items. Such decorative items can be woven using different materials. Linen ropes, ordinary threads or decorated with gold threads, as well as floss and silk are well suited for this..
The most popular material for macrame lovers is flax. Artificial dyes are often used to make the future product look bright
However, for high-quality jewelry making, macrame nodules must be tight, this allows you to create a clear, correct relief and pattern..
The macrame technique has found its admirers due to its ease of use. Such weaving will not become an insurmountable problem, even for beginners. It is enough to strictly follow the MK (master class) and an excellent result is guaranteed.
Macrame training course (video)
Master class: panel macrame for beginners
Having decided to try weaving macrame, you should initially pay attention to the selection of materials. Such creativity compares favorably with the fact that improvised materials are suitable for creating a product, and your own hands will be the main tool.
Having picked up the necessary scheme, it remains only to choose threads or ropes (they can be any – silk, woolen or some other), after which it is important to follow the instructions step by step, this will ensure the successful creation of the panel.
In order for the material to be durable, it should be boiled for 15 minutes.
When weaving a panel, beginners should remember that for the correct technology of macrame, it is necessary to attach the main thread to the working surface, it will not participate in weaving, and instead, all working threads must be attached to it later..
Macrame can be used to make New Year’s toys: even a child can handle this job
There are several knots that need to be remembered to master the macrame technique.:
- Flat right knot. Here, two strands are attached to the bar to make 4 ends. The base will be 2 and 3 threads, workers 1 and 4. The fourth thread must be put on the base, and the first one is passed under the base and pulled from below into a loop.
- Flat left-hand knot. Here, the weaving technique is similar to the previous type, but instead of 4 threads, you need to start working from the first.
- Square knot. It is considered the main knot in macrame. To create it, you need to weave both of the above knots. Start with the right hand.
- “Chameleon”. In the technique of such weaving, working threads are constantly changing. Weaving a square knot, you need to swap the main threads with the workers and make another square knot.
- “Tatting”. It is woven from 2 or 4 threads. Using two threads – the first is placed on the base, which is twisted with 3 threads from top to bottom and pulled into the resulting loop. Then the first thread is wound under the base and pulled into the loop from the bottom up. If 4 threads are used, 1 and 4 will be working, and the rest will be the warp. First, a knot is woven using 4 threads, and then changes to the first. You need to weave the chain constantly changing the threads in places. Such a round weave will create the desired image..
Macrame panel options: weaving patterns
Today there are many options for making panels. Moreover, all the schemes explain in detail how to create an interesting product..
A self-created panel with a pocket will be an excellent decoration for the kitchen or living room. Such macrame is not only an interesting detail of the interior, but it will be an excellent solution for storing all sorts of little things. Using the scheme for making such pockets, it will be possible to quickly and beautifully weave a unique panel.
A panel made using the macrame technique is perfect for the hall or for the kitchen
For those who want to update their interior and decorate, for example, paintings, a wicker panel “Forget-me-nots” will be a good solution.
Special schemes will help to correctly make the frame and the flowers themselves.
Many needlewomen prefer to make their own New Year’s gifts. An interesting and beautiful solution will be a wicker New Year’s panel in the form of a Christmas tree, or other souvenirs of a similar theme.
In addition to the panel options described above, products depicting birds, animals or flowers are very popular. It can be macrame, which depicts an owl, fish and various products on the wall..
Whichever version of macrame is chosen, the main condition for correct weaving is the precise execution of all the instructions of the selected product scheme. Attentive and unhurried work will help create an excellent panel that will decorate the room and the pride of the needlewoman.
How to make a panel for a wall clock
Using a special scheme, you can independently create an interesting panel for decorating a wall clock. This will help update and decorate even out-of-fashion items..
You will need a bar 5 cm wider than the watch and a cotton rope. To begin with, 20 threads are cut (each about 5 m), which are attached to the bar. You need to make 2 zigzag horizontal braces (bases).
Interior decoration with embroidery is quite a fashionable trend. This panel for wall clocks will fit both the classic interior and the modern Art Nouveau style.
The pattern is made on 16 threads (left), counting 8 threads for the warp, 7 threads are tied onto it with rep knots. Another brid – 9 thread on the left, weaving is done with rep knots to form the top of the rhombus. Underneath, 14 strands are woven into a flat double knot. And the bottom of the rhombus is formed.
On one more strand (2), 5 threads from the braid described above are imposed. To the 3rd base, 4 knots are imposed, to 4 – already 3, and so on up to 6, where there should be 1 knot. 6 and 7 bases are performed in a similar way. After that, 2 threads should be parted in different directions in the middle, 7 threads are woven on each. The same pattern is made on the right side..
In the middle of the macrame weaving, where there are 8 free threads, you can make two chains of 11 cm each.
To prepare a place for attaching the watch, you need to distribute 4 threads on 2 horizontal brides. They are 15 cm long and are staggered in double flat knots. Each extreme thread is tilted to the middle and 19 threads are braided there.
From the 2 extreme threads on each side, you need to make chains. The length of the first should be 11 cm, the next one is shortened to 8 cm, then 6 cm.After creating the last chain, two threads are left free, and the length of the next one will already be 4 cm.
All 40 threads are woven to the additional thread (horizontal) with the help of rep knots. Then they should be divided into 10 chains (4 threads each) and made in each of 3 double flat knots It remains to decorate the side parts of the panel with a hemstitch, and tie their ends into one bundle, and then beautifully attach it to the braids.
Macrame: pattern for panels (video)
So, making a macrame panel requires a little patience, attention and strict adherence to all weaving instructions. Compliance with these conditions guarantees an excellent result, which will become the pride of the needlewoman..
Examples of macrame panels (photo)