Macrame Basics: How to Keep Your Knots Looking Uniform

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As you become more experienced in the art of Macrame you’ll want to focus even more on keeping your work even and uniform.  You’ll want the tension to be even and your line of knots to be straight horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.  You’ll be looking for edges that are firm and loops that are even.

The easiest and most reliable way to achieve this perfection is by using the Macrame board, or other anchoring methods, to secure your work while you’re working.  The Macrame board will help you keep the size of your knots even and the pattern of your project uniform.

A great way to develop the skill of tying uniform knots is to practice. I recommend saving leftover bits of cording that you can later use to practice tying knots on. As you practice, your knots will become more uniform and even with time. This really is the secret to great macrame.

Get into the habit of securing your work before you tie that first knot.  You’ll soon find that your Macrame projects look even  with knots that align and are the same size. And that makes for better looking macrame!

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