As I just talked about, I purchased some cotton macrame string that I wanted to try weaving with. It weaves up really beautifully and even though the string is very soft, it has s great stiffness to it that would make added texture really easy. I plan to try the pile weave with this next and probably some other weaving techniques too!
While I was weaving with the cotton string, I thought why not try a simple macrame knot in fringe I was making? It’s actually pretty fun to knot with this string, I can see the macrame attraction. The knots in the fringe add a nice texture to the weave and can be done with any fiber (as long as it has enough grip to the fiber).
I added some colored on pictures to better illustrate what the strings are doing and also tied the strings on top of a paper to help distinguish them from the other strings in the fringe. The two important strings will be colored blue and pink. Here’s how I tied the square knots:
step 2: taking the far left string (colored blue), pass it over the two middle strings and under the far left string (colored pink).
step 4: pass the pink string through the loop made by the blue string on the left side. This is your first knot.
step 6: bring the pink string behind the two middle strings.
step 7: pass the pink string through the loop the blue string made.
step 8: pull the pink and blue strings tight until they tie into a knot. Make sure to control all your strings while you pull the knot tight so that they tie evenly. You have made a square knot!
I continued to make some square knots down my thread, leaving them spaced out so that they made a “chain”, but you can experiment and tie your square knots closer together and see what you like best.
My weave is still very much a work-in-progress, but here is where it’s at so far. Watch for the finished weave on my Instagram.
Now for the important part, check out that un-twisted cotton fringe! It’s so, so good! (if you missed it I talk about this string here).
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