How to make a macrame wall hanging
Gather your supplies
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- Stiff-bristle comb
- Wall hook
Cut cord to 80cm long and fold in half. Holding loop in one hand, bring cord tails up and over about 10cm from top of loop to form a circle, taking tails under and through, then pull tight to form an overhead knot.
Thread cord ends through wooden bead and push up to just under overhand knot. Hold leaf stem in place on clipboard with loop at top.
Cut 20 pieces of cord to 20cm long. Fold 2 cords in half. Put one under and one on top of stem so loops are on either side. Take tails over loop on one side.
Take tails under loop on other side.
Hold cord tails and start to pull.
Keep pulling tails until cord forms a knot and push it under wooden bead.
Pull tails to form a tight knot on stem.
Repeat Steps 4 to 7 until all cords are used. Brush out cords using a comb.
Cut a leaf template from cardboard. Centre on cords and trim to shape.
Repeat Steps 1 to 9 to make more macramé leaves, varying stem lengths.
Drill a small hole 10mm from dowel ends, thread a 2m length of cord through and tie off. Loop leaves on rod, staggered, then hang on a wall hook.
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