How to Make a Macrame Board

Updated on January 12, 2017
Easy to make but effective board to use in macramé knotting.
Easy to make but effective board to use in macramé knotting. | Source

Materials List

  • Cork pin board double the size that you wish the finished board to be
  • Craft or Stanley knife
  • Contact Adhesive
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Pen
  • Tape measure or metal ruler
  • Straight edge to cut along (optional)

This tutorial provides step by step instructions and photographs showing how to create a homemade macramé board.

Using a board can help to make macramé projects easier to complete,
especially for more complex designs or micro macramé.

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Step 1

The first step is to remove the wooden frame from around the pin board. Taking care to keep your hands out of the way use the screwdriver to prise apart the frame on one of the
corners. They generally come apart fairly easily but if needed tap the end of the screwdriver with the hammer to open a gap.

If the very edges of the board get damaged they can be trimmed off but this will affect the size of the final macramé board.

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Step 2

Measure the board at several points and mark a straight line across the middle.

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Step 3

Cut the board carefully along the line marked in step 2.

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Step 4

If needed tidy the edges of the two pieces of board using the knife. Now glue the two pieces together using plenty of contact adhesive.

Completed home made macramé board.
Completed home made macramé board. | Source

Step 5

Place the board under a heavy weight such as a mattress, under sofa cushions or stacks of books for approximately 24 hours or as directed by the glue's instructions.

Your macramé board is now ready to use. Macramé pins can be used with these boards but take care that they do not come through the bottom and damage surfaces or hurt you. Push pins are an effective and easily obtained alternative.

Useful Macramé Terms

  • Central cords - sometimes called holding cords. These are the cords that are knotted around.
  • Knotting cords - The cords that will be used to tie the macramé knots.
  • Sennet - A length of the same type of knot tied directly one after the other.
  • Netting - A pattern of knots that feature areas of unknotted cord. Examples of netting can be seen in bags and plant hangers made using macramé.
  • Stitch - A term sometimes used to mean knot but is generally only seen in early patterns.

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        Ellie 3 months ago

        Awesome DIY board!

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