Hello friends I hope your week is off to a great start! It was rainy and gloomy today but we’re expecting a gorgeous day tomorrow so I’m excited about that.
I’ve started to make some small changes to our patio and hopefully I’ll have it ready for you to see next week.
I also finally put together my front door planters today and while I was planting, I heard several black crows across the street which made me look up. They were all gathered on my neighbours roof and one flew over me and he had what looked like
a bloody little animal in his claws. 🙁 I of course thought that it was one of our bunnies but I hope that it wasn’t. I’d been outside for a while and didn’t see him come by our yard area so I’m don’t think it was one of our bunnies…:'(
In more cheerful news, I’m so happy to be participating in today’s wreath hop hosted by my dear friend Krista. Today we’re sharing summer wreaths so don’t forget to check the rest of them at the bottom of this post. 🙂
I wanted to try something a little different and made this fun macrame feather wreath. It’s not exactly how I envisioned it because I didn’t have the proper macrame string so I used yarn instead…
The yarn reminds me of Mr Noodles noodles doesn’t it? haha
I think it’s still pretty neat…:)
I used a 18″ inch hoop. and regular yarn. But my sister who is really great at macrame uses this string which will give you better results.
Cut 5 2 feet pieces of yarn . NOTE:I had originally thought of making several feathers (that’s why you see so many pieces on this photo) but ended up only making five.
Tie all pieces to the hoop using a Larks head knot. ( This knot is also known as a cow hitch knot)
Tie as many pieces as you would like and trim to form a point.
Cut several 11″ pieces of yarn. Take the 11″ piece and tie a regular overhand knot around 2 feet string.
Push the knot to the top of the string.
Continue to tie pieces to the string and pushing them up close together.
Continue all the way to the end of the string…
Optional: Unravel string. Trim string to form feather shape.
Repeat with as many feathers as you would like to make.
I like the modern feel it brings and I think next time, I’ll use real macrame string and maybe spray paint the hoop gold…:)
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Tanya Derrey Bingham says
Genious!! I love tbis so much Lucy:)
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Love it Lucy! At first glance, I thought they were real feathers! So creative! xo
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
Love this! Such a creative and easily executed idea!
This is so cool! I actually like it better with the yarn. It’s fluffier and gives more of a “feather” look. Thanks for sharing!
Judy Davey says
YES! YES! YES! Love this! I used to make circle weaving, & I keep parrots as pets. Feathers!!! ????
I actually really like the look the yarn makes.
valarie sanford says
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This is really looking very beautiful. This Macrame feather wreath is enhancing the beauty of the room as well as it can be used as a decorative item. It’s cool.
This turned out So beautifully! I think it looks softer than it might have with macrame string and that makes it so pretty! XO
I LOVE how it turned out Lucy…the yarn is really lovely! You are so creative! xo
Such a cool idea, love it
Laurie @ Vinyet Etc says
I love all of that yummy texture and in neutral, be still my heart! Beautiful, as always lovely friend! xo
I love it just as it is. Beautiful and simple. I showed oldest who is into weaving EVERYTHING he finds. LOVE how this came out. xx
So fun! I love the feathers.
Yes! It’s gorgeous, Lucy! And now I am little hungry for Mr. Noodles! But the curly textures adds so much interest:) So glad you could be part of this hop!
Do my assignment says
Ok, so I never would have guessed a few years ago that macrame would make a comeback. But it has and modern macrame is gorgeous. Maybe it’s the feathers, the intricate design work, or possibly the ancient belief that negative dreams are caught while positive dreams float through – whatever it is, us hippy girls love us some dreamcatchers! They are a great piece to hang in the bedroom, throughout the home, in an outdoor space, given as a gift, or created together among friends + family.
You guys that is a great explanation. keep up the good work in your granite blog. Thank you very much!
I like the hoop white. You said you might spray paint it gold, but the white looks a lot better. It unifies the artwork and gives it more of a subtle elegance.
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Just wanted to say that I really dig your DIYs. They are simple and pretty and accessible. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.
Blessings to you,
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Your Macrame feather wreath is very beautiful. a great decoration. I will learn to do.
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