Simply Mardi - macrame and plants...whats not to love.

19 February 2018

You know when you make a little project and it turns out rather cute.... that was this one.

I know there is no way on earth I'd be allowed to drill a hole in my gyprock ceiling for a plant hanger hook... but hanging it from the wall is totally acceptable!!




Not only did I make one for myself.... but I have a little group of macrame lovers popping over one day soon to make their own as well.

Plus.... I made two as custom that were to be gifted as sweet little valentines gifts... I loved that macrame and plants were included as love language.




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  1. Love your macrame Mardi. I loved doing it 30 years ago and 'd love to get back into it. What rope do you use and where do you purchase it from? You've made some beautiful pieces. xx

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    1. Hi Sue... yes its made a real comeback that's for sure. Like you I recall helping my mum make hanging plant holders...probably about 30 years ago too.

      I use a 100% natural Australian cotton.... a lot of my pieces are the 4mm cotton string.

      Its available from String Harvest - https://stringharvest.com.au/collections/australian-cotton-string or quite easy to find via various Etsy stores. You can even purchase beautiful dyed cottons.

      Please ask away any questions....happy to help xx

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  2. Thanks Mardi. I did see a hanger in that modern dark grey. Noice. I will have a go. So what do you do if you don't have enough string? Can you join it? I used to make macrame hangers with a hairy brown rope/string and we added the beads!! But I'm loving this natural look and the creativity of the wall hangings. Thanks again. X

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    1. There are so many beautiful colours...I have dyed some myself using beetroot and avocado skins which was gorgeous. I have also bought some in navy...but not really used it yet...but need to!
      I remember the same rope from years ago...it was like a jute... and beads were all the go. Nowadays it seems a lot softer and natural I agree.
      So you do need to make sure you cut enough string to begin with....it cant be added in really. A rule of thumb (and its general because everyones tension is slightly different) is to cut your string 3 - 4 times longer than the actual piece. You can always trim of extra at the end and use for fringes or smaller projects. Nothing is worse than loving your piece and realising you have run short. Good luck Sue... please keep in touch Ill be keen to hear how you go. Also happy to answer any more queries you have. Mardi x

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