DIY Anleitung: Makramee Vase

Guest post by Karin Rometsch (handmacherei): Macramé Vase

DIY Manual Macramé Vase

Dear Karin from the Erlangen Macramé Label handmacherei tried our yarn and created a great guide that shows how you can beautify a simple vase yourself with a few knots. The perfect DIY for a festive decoration for garden and home, as well as for a workshop with your loved ones.

 

You need this material and tools:

MATERIAL

CUTTING

  • 23 x 1.60 meters
  • 1 x 2.20 meters
2,5mm Recycling Baumwollseil | gedreht | 130m| NATUR

 

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • 24 yarns make 48 threads, as each yarn is hung twice
  • Pay attention to a number of threads divisible by 6 and by 4 if your vase has other dimensions

 

 

PREPARATION

Due to the type of yarn (turned 3 times), the thread ends fray quite quickly. If you'd rather avoid fraying, make a simple knot in each end of the thread. Alternatively, you can wrap the ends of the thread with an adhesive strip

   

    ANCHOR STITCH (ALSO CALLED LARK HEAD)

    Ankerstich DIY Manual Macramé Vase

     

    • Place each of the 23 yarns in the middle and gradually attach them to the long yarn with an anchor stitch
    • Make sure that the left end of the long yarn is the same length as the thread next to it (so the right end of the long yarn is much longer than all other threads)
    • Attach the long yarn to your glass vase with a normal knot
    • Loosen the knot next to it, pull through one end of the long yarn, tighten the knot again and push it onto the closing knot
    • Distribute the knots evenly around the vase edge

     

    Ankerstich Makramee Knoten


    One DIY Video des Ankerstichs by the way, you can also find it on the Youtube Channel von California Dreaming.

     

    THE HORIZONTAL DOUBLE HALF STROKE

    THE DIAGONAL DOUBLE HALF STROKE

    LET'S START WITH THE HORIZONTAL DOUBLE HALF STROKE (DHS)

    • Take the longest thread in your right hand
    • This is your guide, it is wrapped by every other thread and thus goes horizontally around the glass once
    • Start with the thread to the right of the guide and loop it around the guide once, push the noose to the left, holding the guide horizontally
    • Loop the same thread around the guide a second time, pull the noose to the left, keeping the guide horizontal and as steady as possible
    • The DHS consists of 2 loops, the end of the thread is between the two slings Take the next thread and work thread by thread around the glass
    • To close the lap, at the end the guide is pulled from back to front before the first DHS and led down

     

    Doppelter Halber Schlag

    A DIY video of the Double Half Stroke can be found here.

     

    THE DIAGONAL DOUBLE HALF STROKE 

    THE GUIDE RUNS DIAGONALLY FROM TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT

    • Take 4 threads of your choice (it is recommended to start with the thread to the left of the previous guide so that the first round is tightened again)
    • Start with the thread to the right of the guide and loop into the guide on top, slide the noose up to the left, keeping the guide steady and diagonally down to the right
    • Loop the same thread around the guide again, slide the noose upwards, holding the guide still and diagonally to the bottom right
    • Repeat both loops with the next two threads (= 2 more DHS)
    • Take the left thread of your group of four as a new guide
    • Mache 3 diagonal DHS
    • Wiederhole diese Arbeitsschritte rund um das Glas (noch 11x bei insgesamt 48 Fäden)

     

      

    ANOTHER ROUND HORIZONTAL

    • Repeat the first round and start with the longest thread as a guide
    • Make sure that the horizontal loops are below the node of the previous row
    • If the slings are too far to the right, pull on the guide and the slings slide closer together If the slings are too far to the left, push them apart a little on the guide
    • At the end of the round, go through the guide again before the first DHS and dress it if necessary, so that the round is closer to the glass

     doppelter halber schlag diy anleitung

    FIRST ROUND CROSS KNOTS

    START WITH TARGET 6 THREADS

    • We work with double working threads (technical drawing below shows simple threads)
    • Place the two left threads over the other four threads like an angular 4
    • Get the two right threads upwards and pass them under the two middle guides at the back and out of the previously placed sling on the left, pull 2 threads to the right, 2 to the left to tighten this half cross knot
    • Now the other side: put the two right threads on the other four threads
    • Get the two left threads up and pass them under the two middle threads at the back and out of the noose on the right and put them on
    • Repeat these steps with the next 6 threads (7x for a total of 48 threads)

    A video about the cross knot can be found here.

    Kreuzknoten Makramee DIY Anleitung

     Rippenknoten DIY Anleitung

    OFFSET CROSS NODES

    • This round is also linked with two left work threads, two guides and two right work threads
    • Choose the three right threads from a cross knot of the preliminary round and from the right adjacent cross node of the preliminary round the three left threads, these are your six threads for the first cross knot of this round
    • Start with the two left threads, place them in an angular 4
    • Place the two right threads on top, under the two middle threads through and out of the previously laid noose again
    • When tightening the knot, make sure that this bridge is now horizontally 2 cm below the preliminary round
    • Tie the second part of the cross knot (the two right threads on top...) and tighten it
    • Repeat these steps with the next 6 threads (7x for a total of 48 threads)
    Kreuzknoten DIY Anleitung Makramee Vase
    Weberknoten DIY Anleitung Makramee Vase

    TWO MORE ROUNDS OF OFFSET CROSS NODES 

    • The third round of cross knots is worked staggered again
    • This time from a left working thread, two guides and a right working thread The knot is 3 cm below the preliminary round
    • The last round of offset cross knots is again knotted from 6 threads Two left work threads, two guides and two right work threads
    • The guides come vertically from above
    • The knot is 5 cm below the penultimate round

    Kreuzknoten DIY Anleitung Makramee Vase

     

    THE DEGREE

    If you would like to have the thread ends frayed (uncontrollably), you can now shorten them along the glass bottom to your desired length.
    If you only want to have small tips frayed, make a normal knot in each thread and only then cut off the individual threads along the glass bottom.
    And now: Be proud and decorate nicely!
    DIY Anleitung Makramee Vase handmacherei für California Dreaming

     Karin Rometsch von Handmacherei

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