Macramé involves the art of knotting cords to create decorative patterns and designs. Knitting wool can be used for projects, but it’s not the most popular option.
What will I need to create my project?
Find a flat and well-lit area to work on your macramé project. You’ll need your macrame kit and sharp scissors to cut the wool to the desired length. Mounting material is optional. Depending on your project, you may need something to attach your work to.
What knots are used?
Macramé involves several basic knots, including the square knot, half-square knot, double half-hitch knot, and more. These knots are the building blocks of macramé, and they create different patterns and textures. Start by learning these knots and practising them. Prima has some useful information on the seven knots you need to know.
Should I use knitting wool for my project?
Knitting wool is typically softer and more flexible than traditional macramé materials. While it can be used for macramé, it may not provide the same level of sturdiness that you would get with cotton. Wool is generally not as durable as cotton or nylon, so your macramé project may not last as long if it’s subjected to daily wear and tear. Wool can provide a soft and cosy texture, which may be suitable for certain decorative projects. However, it may not have the same traditional macramé appearance and therefore may not fit your desired taste.
How does the elasticity compare?
Wool has some elasticity in it, so your macramé project may have more stretch than if you used a non-elastic material. This can affect the overall shape of your piece. If you want to purchase a macrame kit you can obtain one from online suppliers. Crafters will enjoy the creativity offered by macrame kits and there is much flexibility in them, allowing you to make what you want.
Final thoughts on using wool
If you decide to use knitting wool for macramé, consider using it for projects where the softness and texture of the wool are desirable, such as wall hangings or decorative items.