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Macrame Essentials


Macrame Essentials


Macrame Essentials covers several topics you must become familiar with, in order to be successful in your Macrame projects.

Be sure to read through ALL the topics in this section of Free Macrame Patterns, especially if you are a beginner.


Macrame is more than simply tying knots. You need to know how to prepare and finish off the cords, choose the right beads, and know which type of cord material to purchase.  

Unless you have a pattern, you may need to calculate cord lengths on your own, so there is a page to show you how.


Each page in this section gives you IMPORTANT information, so take your time reading.  When you are finished, go to the Dictionary to learn the abbreviations and terms related to Macrame.

Then you will be ready to start practicing the knots, located in the Learn Macrame section.  When you feel you are ready, visit the other areas to choose a pattern to work on.   


2017 Update:  I've expanded and organized ALL the pages in this area of Free Macrame Patterns, providing new information and better images.  

 




Click on the blue links (or images) to go to the page described:



Supplies

Macrame Supplies describes the items you need to get before you begin every Macrame project.

Projects boards, tools, glue and other items are all described on this page.




Cord materials for Macrame and Micro-Macrame can be made with either synthetic or natural fibers.  

In this new version of Macrame Essentials, they each have their own page, with more information and photos:


Natural


<<
Natural Materials


Synthetic Materials >>


Synthetic




Cross Pin Technique



The Cross Pin Technique has now been added to the Macrame Essentials page.

It shows you a unique way to secure cords without passing pins through the material.




Measurements

Cord Measurements is not a fun subject, since it's quite complicated.  But it's important, so be sure to read it at least once, especially if you are a beginner.

This page describes the steps for determining how much material you need for your projects.




Preparing

Cord Preparation describes several methods for treating the cords, so they don't fray while you work with them.




Finishing

Finishing Techniques are methods for securing the cords at the completion of your projects.

This includes instructions on how to make attractive fringes, as shown in this image.





Adding Cords

Adding Cords teaches you several ways to attach new cords to those already in use.




Clasps

Decorative Fasteners gives you ideas on how to make clasps for jewelry, belts, and purse straps.




Macrame Beads

Macrame Beads gives you information about the types of beads you can use with 3mm to 6mm cord materials.




Micro-Macrame

Micro-Macrame Beads describes the types of beads used to make jewelry.

They are suitable to use with cord materials ranging from 0.5mm to 2mm in width.







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