Learn Macrame is a knot gallery of detailed
instructions for tying a variety of basic as
well as unique knots. You should use scrap
pieces of material and practice each of these
decorative knots individually.
The decorative knots found in most Macrame
patterns are listed below. Just click on the
images of the knots you want to learn. The
step-by-step process, with photos, will come up
in a new window.
To learn Macrame properly, I recommend that
beginners practice all
the basic knots, which are labeled Basic
above the image.
knotsare those decorative
knots used in the late 1800's to mid 1900's.
Many knots created during this time are truly
unique, and you may not find them in modern
After you have practiced, choose an easy
project from the many free patterns in the other
areas of this site. This way you can learn
Macrame while you are making something
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Chinese Macrame features a
variety of knots that can be combined. Some have
been around for over 2000 years. Entire families
used to create a variety of elaborate
combinations to form new Chinese knots.
Several basic techniques are listed near the
bottom of the Learn Macrame page. To progress in
skill, practice them repeatedly and combine them
to create your own works of art.
are highly artistic, interwoven designs that are
not very well known. They are perfect for making
handcrafted jewelry and fashion accessories.
Many of the knots listed here in Learn
Macrame come from the
Designs by JD
These combination knots can be used for
jewelry, key chains, purse straps,
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