Decide how long you want your macramé to hang and then cut 6 pieces of string or rope at 2.5 times that length. For example, if you want it to hang about 60cm, cut the string into 1.5-metre lengths.
If you want to dye your string to create a more rustic look, add the coffee to the hot water and place the string inside, stirring to cover then soak for 5 minutes so that it can absorb the colouring.
Wait for the string to dry before you start – just hang it on a clothes line for about 20 minutes in the sun.
Holds the pieces of sting together then fold in half.
Tie a knot at the top – this will be where you hang the plant from so make the loop as large or small as needed.
Tape down the knot on your workspace so you can see how far down your knots will hang.
Match each of the 6 pieces of string with the adjacent piece of string so you have 3 pairs.
Tie the first row of knots approximately one-fifth of the way down.
Do this again a little lower down, using one string from each pair to make a new pair.
Continue doing this 3 or 4 more times down the string until you reach the last fifth of the string.
It’s up to you how many knots you’d like your macramé to have above the pot it is supporting. The wider the jar you hang, the more spread out the different lengths of string will appear.
Tie one large knot with all 6 pieces of string together – leaving the end hanging below.
Insert your pot or jar inside and hang!
- Cotton string or rope
- Instant coffee to dye your string
- Jug of hot water
- Sticky tape
- Glass jar
- Indoor plant