The knotting technique from the Orient is celebrating a huge success these days. Especially in the alternative cultural scenes, at festivals or on handmade websites, you can find more and more beautiful macrame products in different price ranges. The word alone means something like “woven” and is associated with a gossamer veil from oriental history.

In today’s article we would like to draw your attention to this old, traditional and very original technique and present it in an inspiring and very modern light.

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We have attached great examples of bracelets and various instructions on how to make friendship bracelets yourself. And since they were called friendship bracelets for a reason, they make fantastic gift ideas for a good friend or for the best friend.

Making macrame is easy, but it does not take up little time.

Therefore, you should arm yourself with enough time and patience for your DIY project, which also pays off at the end of the work.

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What can we make macrame out of??

Macrame ribbons, but also necklaces, curtains or even clothing can be made from any fabric. It is advisable to choose a solid fabric for your project, because this is the only way your craft will last. It would be best and also very authentic if you use yarn, twine or hemp rope.

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How can I best design my friendship bracelet?

After all, a friendship bracelet is the temporary expression of a good friendship. Therefore, the right answer can come from the designer himself. In the attached examples you will recognize a macrame pattern made of climbing rope, which can only mean that the technology has little to do with the material. If that makes it easier for you, go ahead and find the right expression for your sporty, elegant or very discerning friend.

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Macrame bracelets with precious stones and pearls

The level of difficulty increases as soon as you think of a tied bracelet with precious stones or pearls. But there is also a solution for this and you can find it in the attached video tutorial.

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What else can you do with this beautiful technique??

With the technique of macramé you can give free rein to your imagination. In addition to making friendship bracelets, you can also make reliable hanging baskets yourself. Otherwise, curtains would be conceivable, just like a cute wall decoration. A tapestry or a summer blanket on the sofa would also work very well with the help of this technology.

With this in mind, let yourself be inspired by our image material and learn the enchanting technique of oriental knotting!

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