Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tying Knots

When I think of macrame it is often 1970's decor that comes to mind, though in the last couple years I've seen more and more modern twists on this nimble dance of tying knots. We practiced at first using large straws and different color yarn to visualize how the strings intertwined. After making the first one, many ideas came to mind and many more are still fluttering around my mind.

Driftwood with Kool-Aid dyed yarn using the vertical half hitch knot.

Driftwood with bulky black yarn using the double half hitch knot.

 "Black Olive" this piece was so kindly named by my daughter. This was the first one where I experimented with a varied pattern of spiral stitch and the double half hitch.

A beauty made by my daughter using driftwood and the square knot. 



  1. Hi, Ann! These are so, so pretty. 🌌 Was there any trick to the kool-aid dying? (Also, may I ask what flavor you used...because I really like that color!)

    1. Also, would your daughter share what knot she used for hers? 🌺🌺🌺

    2. Using kool-aid was easy with an Internet search of "how to". The outcome will differ due to the type of yarn used. Ours was a natural/synthetic blend. We used cherry flavor. After dying the yarn, it was let to drip dry in the sun. My daughter used two rows of the square knot with a space between each set.