August 21, 2015

The World's First KnotAlong: A Free Micro Macrame Tutorial

Micro macrame pendant from Knot Just Macrame.

Today's the day, folks!  A couple of weeks ago, I promised I would teach you how to do micro macrame and I'm here to do just that.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, you obviously missed this post, but it's okay!  You can still join in whenever you are ready.  If you did catch that post, you should have the supplies and materials all ready to go for this project.

Here's how it works.  I've prepared a video lesson to walk you through the steps required to make the pendant shown above.  In the process of making this pendant, you'll be learning how to make larks head knots, square knots, overhand knots and double half hitches.  You'll also be learning some micro macrame basics, the terminology and some tips and tricks I've picked up after eight years of knotting.  

Since we can't all physically be in the same room to do this, I've set up a virtual room where we can meet up:  KnotAlong Event.  That's where you will be able to post photos of your work, ask questions if you get stuck and just generally commune with other people learning macrame.  

 Are you excited?  (I am!  I can't believe I'm going to try to teach macrame to a whole bunch of people all at once!)  Let's do this (oh, and don't forget you can make the video full screen if you want)!


If you're having fun with this project, do me a favor and share it with your DIY friends.  You can help me in my quest to bring macrame back!  And if you're really having fun, you can find more tutorials (.pdf format available for instant download) in my Etsy shop and more classes (which include videos) at CraftArtEdu.

I bet you thought I forgot the giveaway I promised?  Since we're all about learning micro macrame here, I'm giving away a complete set of the tutorials I have listed in my Etsy shop to one lucky person.

  Micro macrame tutorials from Knot Just Macrame.

Enter through the widget below.  I'll be choosing a winner on August 31, 2015.  Good luck & happy knotting!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
PS.  Want a chance to win another prize?  How about a micro macrame bracelet?  The sign up for it is at Love My Art Jewelry and you can enter BOTH drawings!


19 comments:

  1. It's a lovely giveaway and thank you so much for a wonderful tutorial. I've done some macramé in the past but it was for larger items, such as plant hangers. I've never tried micro macramé but it does look beautiful and I know that I will have to attempt it soon. Thanks again. :)

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  2. My supplies haven't come yet, but I hope to get them soon. And I love your Drunkard's Path bracelet design. Will there be a tutorial of that any time? This is Irene, not Dick.

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    1. That one is available as an online class at CraftArtEdu.com

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  4. What a wonderful giveaway to hold - that is so nice of you.
    ~cryssT

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  5. I am soooooo looking forward to getting started.....again...;) Back in the "good ol' days", I macramé anything and everything...certainly not micro in those days. Does any one remember the hanging plant stand with the glass tiered shelves??? Yep....I made it...even tried a dress but....we won't talk about that...;) It will be fun to try everything again, shrunk down to micro size. THANK YOU for your video tutorial. I am ready....set....go.......

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  6. I did one of your tutorials, and want to try some more knotting.

    Yes I remember making the macrame plant hangers, as a teenager.
    Andrea

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  7. Thank you for sharing, your explanation of the knots was very helpful for us beginners.

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  8. Another craft based on macrame - I am so excited! If I can string a 'weed whacker' ( and I can), I can do micro macrame.

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  9. I love macramé and used to do it all the time back in the 70's. I'd love to get going with it again and learn a bunch of new things, plus refresh my memory on old things. I love your work.

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  10. PS, forgot to say, I love that little owl and have looked at the tutorial multiple times. He's adorable.

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  11. Love the bracelet you are giving away on the other site. Would like to earn how to make it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  12. I bought one of your tutorials and made a lovely bracelet. Thank you for making such detailed tutorials tht even a complete beginner can make a beautiful bracelet.

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  13. I have never tried mini macrame before but am impressed by your beautiful work. Would love to give it a go.

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  14. Your tutorial was so easy to follow. I made two of the pendents in one evening. Thank you for making it easy.

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