Friday, August 21, 2015

The World's First KnotAlong - A Micro Macrame Tutorial

by Sherri Stokey
Micro macrame pendant by Knot Just Macrame.

Today's the day, folks!  A couple of weeks ago, I promised I would teach you how to do micro macrame and I'm here to do just that.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, you obviously missed this post, but it's okay!  You can still join in whenever you are ready.  If you did catch that post, you should have the supplies and materials all ready to go for this project.

Here's how it works.  I've prepared a video lesson to walk you through the steps required to make the pendant shown above.  In the process of making this pendant, you'll be learning how to make larks head knots, square knots, overhand knots and double half hitches.  You'll also be learning some micro macrame basics, the terminology and some tips and tricks I've picked up after eight years of knotting.  

Since we can't all physically be in the same room to do this, I've set up a virtual room where we can meet up:  KnotAlong Event.  That's where you will be able to post photos of your work, ask questions if you get stuck and just generally commune with other people learning macrame.  

 Are you excited?  (I am!  I can't believe I'm going to try to teach macrame to a whole bunch of people all at once!)  Let's do this (oh, and don't forget you can make the video full screen if you want)!


If you're having fun with this project, do me a favor and share it with your DIY friends.  You can help me in my quest to bring macrame back!  And if you're really having fun, you can find more tutorials (.pdf format available for instant download) in my Etsy shop and more classes (which include videos) at CraftArtEdu.

To make everything a little bit more fun, I'm also doing a couple of giveaways!  I will be giving away one of my new Drunkard's Path bracelets in great colors for fall here on Love My Art Jewelry.  Enter to win the bracelet using the widget below.  I'll also be giving away a full set of micro macrame tutorials, and the sign up for that prize at KnotJustMacrame.com.

Micro macrame bracelet by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame.

Enter for a chance to win the bracelet using the widget below and I will choose a winner on August 31, 2015.  Good luck and happy knotting!!

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13 comments:

Dee Clark said...

I'm so excited Sherri. I have several of your pieces which prompted me to buy several how-to books. I'm a visual learner so this video with help me finally understand how to begin. Thank you again - great tut.

Lisa said...

beautiful!

Veralynne Malone said...

Will this tut be up a while, I didn't get to get to it today...but I really want to try this. Thanks.

Sherri Stokey said...

Yep! We'll leave the tutorial up.

Carol Dekle said...

Wow! That was a great tutorial Sherri! Small detail work looks so intimidating, but after watching this video, I now want to try it myself! Looks like it would be very therapeutic too. Thanks for the great tips!

Aoqili said...

Great tutorial! I'm new to macrame so this is just what I needed. OMG! I could have used that flat iron last night! Will there be more Knot Alongs?

Janay Strango said...

The Drunkard Path Bracelet is beautiful , love the colors. :)

Here Bead Dragons said...

Great tutorial and a lovely bracelet.

~cryssT

stregajewellry said...

You are an excellent teacher! I did not start the piece yet but watched the whole video just to see if I thought I would be able to do it. It's wonderful! So clear and you make it look so easy! Love the special tips you included! Cant wait for the time to sit and make my own!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Okay - WHAT A GREAT TUT!!! I do not use teeny tiny beads, and fiber scares me! But, after watching this fantastic technique, I may actually have to get some! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Indian theme said...

Excellent pictures. Looking forward to see more pictures like this.

KayzKreationz said...

Love that bracelet. Aug. 31st is my birthday, so I'll be watching and hoping.

Carolyn said...

Sherry,

Love the colors in the bracelet and would love to win it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Carolyn
Carolynscreations@live.com

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