Monday, 26 September 2011

Macrame Monday: Project Planning

How could I have gotten so far into my Macrame Revolution without talking about the single most popular Macrame project ever?

The good old fashioned Macrame plant hangar.

Oh yes... I'm gonna make one! EEEEEE :D

We have a hook on our kitchen ceiling that would be perfect for hanging a potted fern.  It would hang right over our staircase, but be high enough to reach the sunlight from the side window and not be in the way of Terry's head when he's walking downstairs. And yes, it HAS to be a fern.

I'm going to make the C'est Brilliante one pictured above.  Hmmm I wonder why the name immediately caught my eye?  ;)

The pattern is located in this book which was given to me by my friend Ruth who also donated the big wooden macrame beads that I intend to use.

Yet again, I'm finding it very difficult to procure the supplies I need to complete this plant hangar.  They just don't sell macrame supplies anymore and rope is expensive if you want it in pretty colours.  So again I am making my own rope using spool knitting.

I've got a bunch of green done already using the yarn I won from the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day.  I'm working on spool knitting the grey that I also won.

Do you like my Smarties spool?  You can make one out of almost anything.  This one makes me particularly happy though. 

Maybe all of this plus a few more skeins and I'll finally have enough "rope" to complete this project.  It's going to be Brilliante!


Periwinkle Dzyns said...

Happy to see those old items being put to use! Can't wait to see the result!!

PrairiePeasant said...

I can't believe you are going to knit all your cord! As I remember from my macrame days, you need at least 3x the finished length, right? You are ambitious!