I may have miscalculated in starting The Macrame Project before payday. Crafts = craft supplies. I’ll make a run to the craft store for proper supplies when funds are available, but for the first bit of getting down basics, I’ll make do with what I have on hand. It’ll be a bit before I get fancy with needing to hold cords at angles or make sure spacing between rows of knots is even. It looks like for starters, I just need:
- Something to tie in knots
- Something to hold (1) to while I tie the knots
- A method of affixing (1) to (2)
As for 1, I crochet, so string, I got. Yarn really. But I have lots of kinds of yarn. My first lesson has been that the fuzzy chenille blanket yarn is a horrible medium for learning macrame knots. It is way too fluffy. After some trial and error, I settled on some leftover chunky yarn from the year I made scarves for everyone. It seems to be easy enough to tie and see what I’m doing.
On to 2. The thing to use seems to be purpose-made macrame boards. Or failing that, a clipboard. I probably have one of those in my future (smart money is on "clipboard"), but for the time being, a throw pillow works.
Now for 3. T-pins appear to be the affixing method of choice, but the only T-pin in my life is holding up my calendar in my dayjob cubicle. I have safety pins. Safety pins are always a good choice. On to adventure!