CHEAT’S MACRAMÉ CURTAIN
Head to the hardware store and pick up a ready-made rope curtain – or two if your opening is especially wide.
You’ll find it easier to knot the ropes when they’re already hanging, so trim the timber support battens to the desired width, if necessary, then secure the curtain in place with screws or nails. Now you’re ready to add a little macramé magic!
STEP 1 Starting in the middle of the curtain, work out towards the sides, working in 4-strand sections. Following Diagram 1 (right), make a square knot in as many 4-strand sections as you please. You can make these knots all at the same height or vary them, as shown in the photograph. STEP 2 For the next row of square knots, use 2 strands from one previous 4-strand section and 2 strands from an adjacent 4-strand section (see Diagram 2, below). Work as many knots as you want along the row, then add a third row, if desired, again alternating the pairs of strands, as shown.
11 Love the look of a macramé curtain but can’t imagine making one? It’s easy-peasy! Just start with a ready-made rope curtain and add a few knots!
Diagram 1 Diagram 2