Fabulous DIY Way on How To Make a Hanging Chair Using the Art of Macrame

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Now that we are enjoying summer the next project will be ideal and will enable you to relax in your backyard. This beautiful hanging chair is made by using the ancient art of Macrame. You will love this next project as it will enable you to develop or practice  Macrame skills.  Macramé or macrame  shouldn’t be confused with knitting or weaving but is a form of textile-making using knotting. It was a craft that sailors perfected, especially in intricate and elaborate ornamental knotting forms. They used this skill to decorate anything from parts of their ship, knife handles and bottles to name but a few.

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You will need:

  • 3 1 1/4-inch hardwood dowels, 30-inches long
  • 2 5/8-inch hardwood dowels, 36-inches long
  • 200 yards, 1/4-inch macrame cord or rope
  • 8 yards, 1/2-inch rope
  • 4 1-inch wood screws
  • Drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

First start with Measure the Dowels

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Drill Holes in the Dowels

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Sand the Holes

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Slide the Dowels Together

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Secure the Frame With Screws

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Hang the Frame

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Wrap the Cords Around the Dowel

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Cross the Cords From Left to Right

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Cross the Cords From Right to Left

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Complete the Square Knot

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Start With the Third Cord

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Repeat the Pattern

 

Read full article Brilliant DIY Way How To Make The Coziest Hanging Chair From Scratch, For Real Summer Relaxing | World inside pictures

 

As you can see the main skill of this wonderful DIY project is the clever use of knots. This hanging chair will certainly require you to learn a few ‘hitches’  Macrame main knots are the square knot and forms of “hitching”, this can be in the form of full hitch and double half hitches.  Enjoy this project, it is another really satisfying and relaxing art!

 

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