My Gran was the OG crafter back in the 1970's teaching me all types of techniques including macrame. I love how all crafts have a reoccurring lifecycle coming in and out and back in popularity over the years. Everything old is new again and macrame has definitely become trendy again but in a whole new way with Hemp Cord from Hemptique. This Easy Macrame Bookmark for Beginners isn't my Gran's macrame, but that's what I love about a technique that can reinvent itself over and over again.
For the Beginner an Easy Macrame Bookmark
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Here's what you need to make Hemp Cord Macrame:
- Hemptique 20 lb. Hemp Cord Balls – Turquoise
- Giant Paper Clips – 4″ long
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Clipboard, Binder Clip, or Tape
Here's how to create Easy Hemp Cord Macrame Bookmark:
To begin the Easy Macrame Bookmark, gather all supplies. I love all of the vibrant colors, weights, and varieties of hemp cord, jute, and baker’s twine that Hemptique carries. I found a tutorial by Soulful Notions on YouTube to make this bookmark. She has many video tutorials for different types of macrame, the one I followed is the seashell pattern. Please watch her tutorial to see how it’s done. Thank you to Soulful Notions for sharing her wonderful talent with all of us!
Fold each of the six strands of turquoise hemp cord in half and attach to the inside bend of the giant paperclip with a reverse larks head knot. I call this the luggage tag knot. I used these metallic giant paper clips, but giant colored paper clips would be fun too!
Secure the giant paper clip on a clipboard or you can also tape it down to your work surface. Starting from the 6th cord, tie double diagonal clove hitch knots across until you reach the first cord. On the other side, using the 6th cord, tie diagonal clove hitch knots across until you reach the 8th cord. Repeat the above steps for four rows on each side, keeping the rows even with each other.
Gather the loose ends of the Hemp Cord between your fingers and thumb. To make a gathering knot, take the 12″ cord, make a small loop at the bottom, and wrap the long tail around the loose cords at least three times. Insert the end of the long tail into the loop, then pull the top cord to secure the ends in a gathering knot. Trim long ends with scissors.
Lay the Easy Macrame Bookmark flat on your work surface, then measure and cut the turquoise hemp cord tassel to a two-inch length with a ruler and scissors. You can also tape down the tassel end to create a straight cut.
Beginner Macrame Paperclip Bookmark
Create a quick and easy Macrame Bookmark for Beginners in just about 30 minutes. Hemtique brand Hemp Cords are made from 100% Hemp that is approximately .05 mm thick. It is a polished Hemp Cord that is 10 lb. weight which eliminates stray fibers, maintains strand consistency, and enhances the brilliant colors of the cord. Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, made with AZO-Free Dye, and is Oil-Free. The perfect hemp cord for Macrame, Jewelry Making, Scrapbooking, Greeting Cards, Gifts, Crochet – the possibilities are endless!
Lindsay used the variegated Hemptique Hemp Cord to Macrame a Rainbow Beaded Friendship Bracelet. Check out the full tutorial over on her blog Artsy Fartsy Mama. That rainbow hemp cord has me seeing all the heart eyes and I can't wait to use it soon. This friendship bracelet really takes me back to my summer camp days!
Laura from Me and My INKlings created an Easy Macrame Wall Hanging with just TWO knots. I love how she used an antique spindle that we found when we went junking together as the hanger for her macrame masterpiece. Can you believe that this project only uses two different knots? I can't!
Laura from Me and My INKlings loves the BoHo look from macramé projects because each one has such a unique and fashionable vibe. There are so many colors and thicknesses of cords and rope from Hemptique so there are tons of possibilities. Laura made this Easy Macrame Barrette and loves it so much that she is thinking about creating a headband next.
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