Saturday, August 20, 2005

Important Macrame Techniques

Techniques: "Techniques

Adding a cord

Sometimes you will need to introduce new cords to make the work wider or to add coloured yarns.
Sometimes a cord breaks or becomes shorter because it has been used more than the others in knotting.

Just slip in a new cord as a filler in a flat knot or secure it within a couple of neighbouring double half hitches.

Subtracting a cord

Just leave it hanging at the back of the work and work it in later. Or knot over it by using it as an extra filler cord inside a flat knot.

Tassels

Wrap the yarn thickly around a firm piece of plastic or cardboard. The length of this should be the same as the desired height of the tassel. Tie a cord around the whole bundle to hold all the strands together and then cut them all at the other end of the bundle. Near this bound end, tie the bundle up in a collecting cord. Trim the ends of the strands evenly. "

Check out Ann's Macrame website for information on all sorts of wonderful things to do with Macrae - it is really great for the beginner! :)

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