Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Macramé hanging vases
Cut eight long strands of wool for each hanging vase.
Cut the strands a bit longer than you think you might need. It is easy to trim the strands in the end.
Knot the first bundle.
Divide the strands in four
Knot the first two strands
Move around the tassel and knot each pair of strands
Divide the strands again...
Knot the strands between the previous knots
Continue all the way around
When all four strands are knotted...
... it will create a little nest for the bud vase to hang in
Measure each strand to create hangers for each vase of similar length
Slip the vase into the wool nest
Adjust the knots so that the bottom knot is in the middle of the vase.
Fold the long dangling strands up and over the vase
Divide the strands and knot again to fit tightly around the neck of the bud vase
Knot all the strands
The bud vases should now rest snugly in the wool nests
Divide the strands again and knot all the way to the neck of the bud vases
Divide the wool again and let four strands dangle down the vase
Knot the remaining four strands
Divide the strands again and let two dangle down the vase
Hang the vase from the last two strands and let the ends dangle down the vase
Trim the dangling strands if required
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