Various kinds of knots are suitable for fastening or securing ropes, strings or even chains, from linear or flat knots to three-dimensional varieties. Complex knotting systems are known as macramé.
Overhand knotThis is the classic knot, which can be used to tie any number of strands together. This knot is secure and tightens when pulled.
Slip knotThis knot may be used at the beginning of threading to prevent beads from coming off the end of your thread. It is easy to release by pulling the ends.
Lark’s head knotThis knot is mainly used for single elements with big holes, like the Square or Cosmic Ring, together with leather or satin cords to create sporty designs.
Half hitchThis is a useful “round and through” knot in many applications and an important step in finishing off traditional bead necklaces. When pulled, it takes up some extra slack.
Weaver’s knotThis is the thinnest secure knot for joining two threads in the middle of a piece of work. It can be useful for elastic bracelets.
Double overhand knotThis is a big, oval knot, giving a strong and secure hold to the design and is perfect for nylon thread as well as for thicker materials. It is also used for decoration purposes.
Surgeon’s knotThis knot ensures a strong and secure hold, but is not well suited for decoration purposes. It is perfect for continuing work with four threads.
Sliding knotThis knot is a small, round knot and is used for thicker material. It is a rather complex knot.
Macramé knotsYou can make necklaces, bracelets and accessories, like belts, combining Macramé knots with various beads, pendants or shells. Macramé is a textile technique, using knotting instead of weaving or knitting. With its many different knots, it offers endless creative possibilities. Here are two examples:
Useful Tips and TricksBe aware that knotting can add between 1 to 3 inches of length to your design. Do use knotting tweezers to pull the knots because sharp edges can damage or cut your thread.
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