How to Make a Macramé Wall Hanging (With Step-by-Step Photos)

Updated on June 13, 2019
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Welcome to macramé! In this short and easy tutorial, you will learn how to do a continuous weave, with step-by-step instructions and photos to guide you. At the bottom of this article, you will also find a video of the whole process from start to finish. By the end, you'll have made your own attractive wall hanging.

What Is Macramé?

Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting. There are so many advantages to learning this craft. It doesn’t require too many costly materials—you don’t need looms or any special tools—and you may already have some of the supplies at home. The technique is simple, too—as I’ll show you, you only need to do some easy weaving in order to create a graceful pattern. The beautiful texture of a handmade wall hanging will be sure to brighten any space and add instant charm to your home!

Final Wall Hanging Piece
Final Wall Hanging Piece

A Guide for Beginners: How to Macramé

If this is your first time trying macramé, you should carefully follow these instructions. As you develop your expertise, you will be able to apply your own design ideas and make yours a little bit different from all the others, but it's wise to stick to the instructions when you're just starting out. This is a great craft for a passionate learner to help develop their creativity.

What Do You Need?

  • Driftwood: We need a piece of driftwood around 50 cm long and a little bit thick, so your wall hanging looks nice.
  • String: We need some string to hang the driftwood up on the wall. This way, you can work more easily, without worrying about trying to hold everything as you weave.
  • Woolen macramé rope or thick yarn: We need to use a softer macramé rope to make this wall piece. The softer material gives a nice finish to the item. I used 100% woolen rope. The piece requires a total of 9 pieces of rope, each at least 2 metres long. You can use 9 pieces all of the same colour, or you can follow this example and use 5 colors of rope: 1 piece from 1 colour (white) and 2 pieces each from 4 colours (light gray, dark gray, yellow, blue).
  • Scissors

That’s all you need for this wall décor piece. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Tie the Rope on the Driftwood

Begin tying a piece of rope onto the driftwood. You'll use a basic knot, as shown in these images. Repeat until all 9 pieces of rope are on the wood.

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Create a loop.Pull the loop over the driftwood.Pull the rope through the loop.Adjust the knot.
Create a loop.
Create a loop.
Pull the loop over the driftwood.
Pull the loop over the driftwood.
Pull the rope through the loop.
Pull the rope through the loop.
Adjust the knot.
Adjust the knot.

Step 2: Hang the Driftwood

Use your string to hang the driftwood on a wall. Be sure to tie the driftwood at a height where you can easily reach it as you weave.

Step 3: Begin Weaving the Strands

We'll start with the middle piece of rope. There should be two white strands.

  1. As shown in the image below, take the right white strand, pull it over the left white strand, and pass it under the righthand light gray strand on the left side.
  2. Staying on the left side of the driftwood, pull the white strand under the lefthand light gray strand and pass it under the righthand yellow strand.
  3. Repeat this step until you've passed the righthand white strand through all the strands on the left side of the driftwood. You can see an example in the image below.

Start with the middle strand.
Start with the middle strand.
Weave the white strand.
Weave the white strand.

Repeat the Steps for the Remaining Strands

Now repeat the same steps with the light gray strand to the right of the white strands. Check out the below image to get a clear idea. Repeat these steps till you finish all right-side strands.

Weave the light gray strand.
Weave the light gray strand.
Weave all the strands on the right side of the wood.
Weave all the strands on the right side of the wood.

Step 4: Pull the Weaves Up and Arrange Them

Now try to pull up all the weaves, starting from the white strand and pulling it upwards. Check the below image.

Arrange the strands in such a manner that the woven design begins to take shape.

Pull up the design to get some shape.
Pull up the design to get some shape.

Step 5: Continue Weaving

Now start with the white strand on the right and pass it through the other strands on the right side of the driftwood. Repeat these steps with the white strand on the left side.

Now repeat these steps with the light gray strand on both sides. (Check the video below for a helpful visual.) Continue repeating these steps by weaving the right-side strands and then the left-side strands till you have reached your desired length or only have two inches of rope left. Bear in mind that leaving a longer tail on your wall hanging can look quite stylish!

Again, start with the right-side white strand.
Again, start with the right-side white strand.

Step 6: Tie Off the Strands

When you have reached your desired length, pass one white strand horizontally and tie a row using double half-hitch knots.

Final Wall Hanging
Final Wall Hanging

Together we created a very beautiful, unique wall hanging with a personal touch! It's been so rewarding and gratifying to share this macramé tutorial with you all. Best of luck with your crafting adventures!

Video: How to Do a Continuous Weave

© 2019 Janki Rathore


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