The Macrame Dictionary contains information
about the unique terms and abbreviations used in
this ancient craft.
The definitions, descriptions, and images in both
pages of the dictionary will help you understand
the unique terminology you will find in the
Macrame projects on this site, as well as in
Be sure to read
For example, most people are not familiar with
words like "Picot",
or "Bight", which are both described in the
Common terms like "Chain" and "Stitch" are on
these pages, too. They are used differently
in Macrame than in other crafts, which is why they
are frequently used to describe specific Macrame
knots. They will be shown next to name of
the knot they represent.
Please read both pages of the Dictionary, since
you will come across unusual terms that you MUST
know in order to make the projects on this site. Are you a beginner?
New photos and information have been added, and
the Dictionary has been condensed down to two
Clicking on the images will bring up
larger images. Clicking on the links (blue)
will bring you to the pages described in the text.
Feel free to
with suggestions for terms that should be added to
the dictionary. contact me
you begin the process
of learning the definitions of words and
abbreviations beginning with the Macrame
Important terms like BIGHT and CORE are on
like CORD MATERIALS and BRAID are also on
this page (Macrame Terms).
definitions and photos for words beginning
with the Important
Macrame Terms letters
The unique term PICOT is on this page,
which are the tiny loops shown in this
image (on the left).
like METALLIC and PENDANT are described as
Many of the most
important terms are on this page,
so be sure to read it carefully.
On both pages
of the Macrame Dictionary are
links to other important areas of
Some of the links lead to the general
pages in the Macrame Essentials
section. Others lead to knots and
using any text or images on Free Macrame
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