Macramé Corner

Welcome to Macramé corner:

Explore the Art of Knotting and Crafting

Ancient Origins
from the Arabic

Macramé has ancient roots in various cultures, including Arabic, Chinese, and Babylonian. The word “macramé” is believed to have originated from the Arabic word “miqrama,” meaning “striped cloth” or “ornamental fringe.

Islamic Influence
during the 13th-century

During the Moorish conquest of Spain, the art of decorative knotting spread to Europe. Sailors and traders learned macramé techniques during their travels and brought them back to their home countries.

Renaissance in Europe
14th to 17th centuries

Macramé gained popularity in Europe during the Renaissance and became a fashionable craft among the wealthy, who used intricate knotting to create laces, trims, and clothing embellishments.

Sailors' Knots
in the 19th century

Sailors used macramé to pass the time during long sea voyages, they learned macramé techniques and brought them back to their home countries. They created items like hammocks, belts, and decorative knotwork.

Victorian Era
a resurgence in the 19th century

Macramé experienced a resurgence in the Victorian era as a fashionable craft for creating household items, jewelry, and clothing accessories. It was often used for decorating curtains, bedspreads, and tablecloths.

Bohemian Revival
another surge in popularity

During the 1970s, macramé experienced surge in popilarity, associated with the bohemian and hippie movements. Plant hangers, wall hangings, and large decorative pieces were common in home décor.

Today, macramé is a versatile and creative craft with a rich history that continues to inspire artisans worldwide.

Its timeless appeal and adaptability make it a beloved form of artistic expression and a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts.

Fusion of Fiber Arts

Learn the Ropes of Macramé

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Materials for Macramé

Choose from an array of high-quality cords, each meticulously crafted to offer the perfect balance of flexibility and strength. You can use natural fibers for a rustic touch, vibrant synthetic cords for a modern flair, and everything in between. Experience the joy of crafting with tightly twisted threads that provide both durability and a seamless weaving process.

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Elevate your macramé creations with exquisite collection of accessories. From sleek metal rings that serve as sturdy anchors for your designs to intricately designed wooden beads that add a touch of natural warmth, our accessories are crafted to enhance the beauty of your macramé project.

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Decorative Additions

Personalize your macramé creations with the array of decorative additions. Explore charming embellishments such as feathers, tassels, and shells to infuse character and style into your projects. These decorative elements are the perfect way to express your unique aesthetic and make your macramé pieces truly one-of-a-kind.

Basic Knots: square knot

Key Characteristics

The Square Knot is the fundamental building block of macramé, a versatile and timeless knot that forms the basis for countless intricate patterns. Mastering the square knot is essential for any macramé enthusiast, as it serves as the cornerstone of this beautiful craft.

  • Symmetry: The square knot creates a balanced and symmetrical pattern, making it perfect for creating structured designs in macramé projects.

  • Versatility: This knot is incredibly versatile, allowing you to craft anything from simple bracelets to complex wall hangings. Its adaptability makes it suitable for both beginners and experienced macramé artists.

  • Two Variations: Comprising both a left-facing and a right-facing half knot, the square knot consists of alternating these two basic elements. This simplicity in structure makes it easy to learn and remember.


  • Bracelets and Jewelry: The square knot is commonly used in crafting macramé bracelets, anklets, and various jewelry items due to its simplicity and aesthetic appeal.
  • Plant Hangers: Its structural integrity makes the square knot ideal for creating sturdy plant hangers that can support the weight of hanging pots.
  • Wall Hangings: Combine multiple square knots to form complex patterns, contributing to the creation of stunning wall hangings and tapestries.

Mastering the square knot opens the door to endless macramé possibilities, providing a solid foundation for your creative journey in the world of knotting and weaving.

How to Tie a Square Knot:

  1. Divide Cords: Arrange your cords in pairs. For clarity, label them as the left and right cords.
  2. Cross the Left Over the Right: Take the left cord and cross it over the right cord.
  3. Wrap Around: Bring the left cord behind the right, forming a loop.
  4. Tighten the First Half Knot: Pull both ends to tighten the first half of the square knot.
  5. Reverse the Process: Cross the right cord over the left, creating the second half of the knot.
  6. Wrap Around Again: Bring the right cord behind the left, forming a loop similar to the first half.
  7. Complete the Square Knot: Tighten the second half knot by pulling both ends. Ensure both halves are tightened evenly for a neat and symmetrical square knot.
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