One of the key knots to master in macramé is the Gathering Knot, sometimes referred to as the Wrapping Knot.
This versatile knot not only serves as a practical finishing touch but also opens up a realm of creative possibilities in crafting intricate and stunning macramé designs.
As its name suggests, the Gathering Knot excels at bringing multiple cords together harmoniously, allowing artisans to achieve beautifully gathered and neatly arranged patterns in various macramé projects.
How to Tie a Gathering Knot Step-by-Step
- Hold the gathered cords
- Take the working cord and make a loop with one end
- Take the longer end and wrap it around from the back to the front of the gathered cords
- Repeat for a few more wraparounds
- Take the same end and weave it through the loop at the bottom
- Pull on the top end to tighten the knot
From plant hangers and wall hangings to intricate jewelry pieces, the Gathering Knot remains a foundational technique that adds both visual appeal and structural stability to the overall composition.
It also can serve a more decorative purpose as well.
Macrame Gathering Knot Video Tutorial
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