The good side of Macramé is that it allows creation of many beautiful articles in the simplest of ways, while also providing fun. Though, to achieve all that easier, you will need a few helpful tools that could make your work easier.
To make smaller works, you will need a work surface that needs to be sufficiently soft that you can pin the work to it. Aside from the surface, you will need a few pushpins, measuring tape, scissors, glue, beads of varied shapes and sizes, and other haberdashery equipment.
The material used in Macramé can be diverse. It could be all sorts of yarns made out of natural materials, synthetic or silk threads, all sorts of ribbons and cords of varied thickness and colors. Unfortunately, there are a small number of shops where you can buy all the materials for Macramé, so online shopping might be the best choice.
During your work, it is important to have a notebook where you will note everything about the materials you’re working with, where you got them, how they behave during work, and so on. For making patterns, you’ll need to make sketches of the work with drawings of the knots, materials and the quantities that have been used.
The most common working start is attach threads using the lark's head knots onto a one tightened thread.
Instead of the bearing thread, you can use some other foundation. It could be a bamboo stick, a bigger knitting needle, or a ring. If tassels or borders are being made, then the threads are attached to the fabric.
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.