TIED UP IN KNOTS
OLD-FASHIONED MACRAME RETURNS WITH A FRESH TWIST FOR A HANGING VASE.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
32 ft. of 2 mm jute twine Quart-size mason jar
1. Cut twine into 8 equal pieces. Group in 2 bundles of 4 pieces. 2.
Lay the 2 bundles perpendicular to each other, crossing them in the middle. Tie them in a lanyard knot, using the diagram below. 3. Separate 2 strands from 2 side-by-side bundles. Tie them in a knot 1¹₂ in. above the lanyard knot. Repeat all the way around, until all the strands have been tied together. 4.
Move another 1¹₂ in. above the first row of knots and tie 2 more strands together, making sure to pull the strands from side-by-side knots and not the same section. This will create the diamond-shaped pattern. Repeat all the way around again. 5. Continue the pattern for 5 rows of knots. Gather the excess twine at the top and tie in a thick knot to use to hang the vase. Insert the mason jar, centering the bottom on the lanyard knot, and fill as desired. n