Ane Scott is a renowned ﬂoral designer Her stylish, simple ideas are beautiful, easy to create and don’t cost a fortune. This month, she makes Macrame Hangres
My 10-year-old self would have had a fit of giggles if you’d told her that one day I would get super-excited about making macramé hangers. I have a very distinct memory of my first encounter with this knotty art form. My favourite houseplant, a grape ivy, trailed down from my bedroom ceiling nestled in a jute macramé hanger.
My Cissus rhombifolia, to call it by its proper name, sent out twisting stems that almost reached my pillow! Little did I know that, many years later, macramé would become one of the biggest interior styling trends. With its textural weave and artisan roots, this affordable eco craft is an easy way to add a little bit of boho personality to your home. The good news is that you don’t need to master a whole lot of complicated steps or invest in shedloads of new crafting equipment to make your own. I have to admit I’ve become rather addicted and made quite a few now!
You’ll need some yarn of your choice, a tape measure, scissors, bud vase and a sturdy hook or doorknob. Measure out four lengths of yarn. I recommend using four 120cm lengths for a jam-jar sized vase. Fold the lengths of yarn in half and tie all together in a big knot at the top. Gently pull on each individual strand tidy the knot. Place the loop over the doorknob or hook so you have both hands free.
Create another set of knots 10cm below the first. Take two adjacent yarn pairs and with one strand from each, make another simple knot. Repeat this process until you have four knots, all at the same level. Carefully insert your vase and then tie together all the strands of yarn in one big knot underneath to make a cradle. Fill the vase with water and add a bunch of your favourite flowers. Tie together any two strands of yarn, using a simple knot, 30cm down from the big knot. Repeat this step until you have four separate knots, making sure they are all at the same level.
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