Thread Length Assessment
One of the basic problems in Macramé is determining the length of thread for the work. Additional problem appears if the threads are of different structure, density, hardness, thickness, etc. On the image is presented a sample make out of threads of different thickness and softness, with identical motif. The difference is obvious.
A basic rule is that the length of working threads be 3,5 to 4 times longer than the length of the work. This method of measuring the threads refers to the work in which they are evenly used.
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.