Getting started on a craft is hard enough, right? But, how about when you finally get all of your materials together & you're totally motivated to start & you realize you don't know where to hang you project or how to hold it in place so you can work on it! Been there & it's annoying and frustrating. That's why I put together these (maybe obvious) "around your home ideas" for you to get started!
1. A CLIPBOARD
Clipboards are great for small projects. You can clip the ring from a plant hanger or a dowel for a wall hanging. Plus it's portable so you can work from anywhere. *Cork pads are also a great option if you are working very detailed knots and want to use push pins to hold the cords our of your way.
2. A CLOTHING RACK
Portable clothing racks are one of the best options for macrame! They are portable & affordable! It is also very useful that the rack height adjusts, so you can sit or stand while working. I got this one for about $13 here. Also, S hooks are a must have when macrame-ing.
3. YOUR CLOSET ROD If you don't have a clothing rack & don't want to purchase one, your closet works just the same (just not portable) . S-Hooks come in handy here as well.
4. THE BACK OF A CHAIR
Not all of our chairs are going to be the same of course, but hopefully it's easy enough to just place an S-Hook or two & start knotting. If not, you can tie a piece of cord around the chair and hang your S-Hook from the cord .
5. A PEG BOARD
This method is probably the hardest to achieve because you have to attach it to the wall. But, if you plan on taking up macrame as a hobby I high recommend this method. (Let me now if you want a DIY post on this method!) The portable clothing rack is great, but I love working from my peg board! It's sturdier and I can hang so much all around me, I use hooks to hold cords out of the way, I can lower or move my project up as I work, and it provides a level working place so I can cut my hangings straight.
6. TAPE If all else fails and you want a quick way - you can just use tape! It's not the prettiest way, but it works! I always tape my tape down (see picture) because I am kind of rough and knot pretty tight, and I want to be able to tug on the rope. You can tape it down on a desk or on the wall. I use masking tape so it doesn't rip any paint or anything off the surface.
I hope these At Home ideas help you get started! If you've tried other ideas let me know so I can share them! And if any of these help you tag me on Instagram or Facebook @ty_knots so I can share =)
Thanks for reading!