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macrame is currently all the rage again and I also used the time at home to try out some pretty macrame ideas for you.
In this post I'll show you how you can easily knot a macrame star. It's easier than it looks and doesn't take too long either. Allow around an hour and a half for this.
For the star you need:
First of all, you cut your macrame thread. Depending on the size of the star, you will need 10-14 m of thread. For orientation: for my 30 cm x 28,5 cm star I needed about 12 m of thread.
Then you take exactly the middle of the yarn and either mark it with a pen or tie a small piece of yarn around it.
It is best to wind the yarn up on each side and hold it together with a (hair) elastic so that you don't get tangled.
Now you put the thread with the middle under your star, tie it with a simple pretzel knot and push the knot up to the tip of the star. It is important that you have about the same amount of yarn on each side. If you marked the middle at the beginning, that shouldn't be a problem. 😊
Apart from the knot at the beginning, the macrame star only consists of the spiral knot: The two threads on the right and left are your working threads. You socialize with them. The star is your so-called guide in this object, ie it is tied around it and it does not move.
You start by laying the left working thread in a loop over the star. Then you take the right working thread, place it over the left thread and pull it under the star through the loop created in the previous step. Now all you have to do is tighten the knot evenly at both ends.
You continue to tie this knot. Because the knot is only ever knotted in one direction from left to right, the strand turns spirally to the right.
After a few knots you will come to the point where your right thread has moved so far back that it is difficult to get to. Here you just swap the sides of the threads. The right thread moves from the back to the left and the left thread in front over to the right and you can just continue to knot.
So that your strand turns nicely evenly, you should make sure that you change the sides of the threads at similar intervals. For me it was about every 7th knot.
When you have reached the end of the star, you only have to connect the two ends. If you still have some thread left, cut it off first so that only a few centimeters remain (depending on where you want to hang it up later). Then you take a piece of nylon thread and knot it around the end of a thread. With the help of the nylon thread you pull the thread through the first knot.
Then remove the nylon thread again, knot the two ends of the thread or cut them off and your DIY macrame star is ready.
I now wish you a lot of fun knotting and a great Advent season! Your
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