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Macrame, a Spanish word derived from an Arabic word called “migramah”, is a widely practiced weaving art form. It means an embroidered veil or an ornamental fringe. Arab weavers practiced this art form in the 13th century. In this era, it flourished.
This form of weaving is a skillful art. It may look like you need to be an expert to knot the twines, but you don’t. All it takes is some practice and concentration to work on the décor.
Any art form needs some guidance, and this guide will help you in designing a beautiful macramé for your decoration purpose.
What Is Your Purpose of Designing?
Earlier, macrame worked as a form of jewelry-making for pieces like necklaces, anklets, and bracelets. Over the years, it made a huge comeback as wall and home decoration. So, if you plan to design an art project, you should first decide what exactly you want.
Sometimes, this art can decorate walls, and sometimes it can work as a flower pot hanging. Whatever your plan is, it will help in embellishing your home, and will also add an elegant touch to your walls.
What Materials are Required?
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Materials used in this project include a macramé board, cords made of linen, cotton twine, jute, or hemp. Sometimes, even the incorporation of leather or yarn can enhance the design. The wood dowel or metallic rod acts as the support system when weaving the knots in a pattern.
These are the basic requirements for designing wall art using this ancient art form. If you want to weave intricately, you can add beads and gems to intensify its appearance. Beautifying your design depends on your creativity and imagination. You may add anything extra to complete the weaving process.
How to Begin with A Wall Art Project?
You may surf the internet and get dozens of ideas on designs and patterns to follow. It is best advised to begin with smaller projects. Smaller projects include plant holders, wall hangings, bookmarks, or keychains.
Make smaller designs in copious quantities, and then you can merge them to give a wholesome look. This will polish your skills and also convince you to practice more for finesse. The more clarity in knots, the more vivid the design will be.
Perfection Comes with Practice
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The design of macrame depends on how skillfully you blend the knots. Be it a diagonal clove hitch knot or a square knot; everything needs practice. The more frequently you design it, the more magnificent the art will look. When you practice each knot, you get an idea of how to intertwine the knots.
The main goal of weaving is, how to make the design look simple yet graceful. It should look effortless and smooth when viewed at first glance. You can attain this only through consistent and regular practice.
It is not a challenge to attain success if you maintain consistency and persistence in your project. Irrespective of, you being a newbie or a veteran artist, the macramé art form will keep you engaged in learning new patterns.