Macramé: The Power of Knots (Macramé Techniques and Projects for Beginners to Experts)

Macramé: The Power of Knots (Macramé Techniques and Projects for Beginners to Experts)

by Nghi Ho
Macramé: The Power of Knots (Macramé Techniques and Projects for Beginners to Experts)

Macramé: The Power of Knots (Macramé Techniques and Projects for Beginners to Experts)

by Nghi Ho


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Learn and Master the Art of Macramé

“A wonderful resource for beginning and advanced macramé artists.” ―Elizabeth Majka, Library Journal

#1 New Release in Ribbons, Knots, Macrame & Rope Work

Learn the art of macramé and craft beautiful and practical creations such as wall hangings, plant hangers, jewelry, and much more.

Develop a new creative hobby or just improve your macramé skills. New to macramé or an accomplished macramé artist? Either way, with the expert guidance of author Nghi Ho, online macramé community star and founder of Miss Knottie Macramé supplies, you’ll discover new macramé patterns and projects and a whole world of enjoyment and satisfaction.

Relax with macramé DIY crafts. Having a stressful day? Unwind with a macramé project that can be both gratifying and fun. If you are new to macramé, Nghi Ho will show you how to get started, explain the basic materials you’ll need, and give you a good grounding in macramé knots.

Inside find:

  • Tutorials on starting your own macramé projects, macrame kits, and basic knots
  • Crafts to do at home and fun activities for the whole family
  • Macramé projects that are unique and personalized

If you have read books like Macramè For Beginners, Statement Macramé, or Modern Embroidery, you’ll love Nghi Ho’s Macramè: The Power of Knots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684811083
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 06/13/2023
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 518,338
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nghi Ho is a successful self-taught Macramé artist and content creator. As a kid, she was amazed by how using your hands and a bit of creativity one could create something beautiful. One of her fondest memories as a child is making lanterns for the Mid-Autumn festival.

Nghi followed her passion and received her bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. After graduating, she got a job as a graphic designer. She then decided to become a freelancer, in order to have more artistic freedom, and to be able to choose projects she was really passionate about. After a while Nghi began to show interest in other types of digital businesses. She’s self-taught in basic coding/programming, recording/editing content, image compositions, web development, and building a social media presence.

It took Nghi a while to learn the art of Macramé. And during that time, at some point, she got frustrated with some of the options available to do so. It was then, when she decided to give it a try and began creating her own content. She has built herself a presence in the online Macramé community, and uses platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok to inspire others to take on Macramé. She creates easy to follow tutorials with the goal to spark people's creativity as well as artistic self-expression. Apart from creating content and managing her social media channels, Nghi has developed her own brand of Macramé supplies, Miss Knottie Macrame. Her online store has allowed people from all over the world to get everything they need to start tying knots.

Read an Excerpt

One of the most popular decorative knots used in macramé, the Berry Knot will add details and bring depth to your projects. Berry Knots are basically made of a Square Knot Sinnet (SKS) with a twist at the end. In this example, I tied the SKS using 3 Square Knots to create the Berry Knot. You can change the size of your Berry Knot by adding more SK to the sinnet. Keep in mind this knot will need longer cords than the typical SK.

Step 1: Leave a small gap before tying the first SK. Proceed to tie a SKS with 3 Square Knots. Bring the ends of both filler cords up front and pass them through the gap in between the first and second pair of cords.

Step 2: Pull the filler cords, rolling the Square Knots of the SKS into a ball shape.

Step 3: Finish the Berry Knot by tying 1 more SK below the ball to secure it.

The Barrel Knot, sometimes referred to as Coil Knot, is a decorative knot that uses a single cord. This knot can also be used to prevent cords from fraying. In this sample I’ll wrap the cord 3 times, but please note that you could wrap it more times to get a longer Barrel Knot.

Step 1: Take the end of the cord and bring it up and over itself to create a circular loop.

Step 2: Pass the end of the cord through the loop from behind.

Step 3: Repeat the last step 3 times (or as many times as you need to achieve the desired length). Do not pull nor tighten the cord during this step.

Step 4: Now, to finish the Barrel Knot, pull both ends of the cord away from the knot to tighten it.

Table of Contents

Intro to Macramé

Why Macramé?
Materials & Tools
Macramé Common Questions & Answers
Macramé Basic Knots
Macramé Patterns & Projects
15 Patterns for Novice Artists
15 Patterns for Competent Artists
15 Patterns for Expert Artists

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