The basic knots that form the basis of Macramé and which are mostly used are ribbed and squared knots. In addition to basic, there are also auxiliary knots that are present to a lesser degree in every work, then decorative knots that are used less and mostly as details on the work.

If you carefully trace the movement of the thread on the drawing, then a textual explanation won’t be needed.

The Double Half Hitch or Grain knot is actually a bind, that consists of two half-binds, and is done with two cords. One cord is the base, and the other is the knoting cord that forms the bind. We should always place the starting part above the knoting cord, and it should be tightened.

A number of The Double Half Hitch knots around a single horizontal cord is called a horizontal bar, and it’s done as shown in the figure.

If we place the starting part over the koting cord diagonally either in the left or right side, we form a diagonal bar.

The vertical bar is done with the same knot as the horizontal bar, but the threads change roles, so the knots are tied with a starting part, and the knoting cord become the base.

This method of binding is especially applied in Cavandoli technique, which is used for making of these samples with folk color.

The book „Macramé – the art of tying knots“ is done as a manual for everyone interested in Macramé. It contains over 120 drawings and 150 photographs in color. For the beginners, everything that’s needed was given to successfully learn Macramé. The detailed instructions were given for making knots, Cavandoli bindings, strings and cords, decorative beginnings, circled bindings, clothing items, and all other interpretations that are needed for successful realization of the projects. For those that know Macramé, the works in this book could serve as inspiration for future creative activities.

The book gives a small overview of the knots and interlaces of the monasteries of the Moravian school, which gave its full contribution in the development of decorative knots and interlacing with its stone plastic.