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DIY Macrame Tutorial: 3 Feather Wall Hanging!
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DIY Macrame Tutorial: 3 Feather Wall Hanging!

DIY Macrame Tutorial: 3 Feather Wall Hanging Tutorial! Please see below for materials and written instructions. Shop my book, Mixed Fiber Macrame, and Fiber Art Supplies (string, rope roving, ribbons, velvet and more) on my website or in my Etsy Shop: Website: https://www.lotsofknots.ca Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LotsofKnotsCanada Support me directly: https://ko-fi.com/lotsofknotscanada Materials: - 3mm Single Strand Twisted Cotton String - Driftwood - 10 inches long - Pet Brush - I’m using Wahl brand purchased from Walmart - Scissors - I’m using Loops & Threads scissors purchased from Michael’s Hey guys! I’ve got a super fun 3 feather wall hanging tutorial for you today. Let’s get started! Cut 3 pieces of rope, each piece is 35 inches long. Fold each piece in half and attach each to your piece of driftwood using a Lark’s Head knot. Feather 1 (left side) Cut 30 pieces of rope, each piece is 8 inches long. Fold the first piece in half and attach it to the left two strands of rope using a Cow Hitch knot so that the rope is hanging off the left side. Cow Hitch Knot Tutorial: https://youtu.be/wYaHv70qcKY Attach the second piece so that the rope is hanging off the right hand side. Continue to attach the rest of the pieces, alternating as you go. Feather 2 (centre) Cut 34 pieces of rope, each piece is 8 inches long. Attach each piece to the two strands in the middle of your work using the same process as the first feather. Feather 3 (right side) Repeat the exact same process you used for Feather 1 (cut 30 pieces of rope, each piece is 8 inches long). Brush out each feather. If it is easier you can take the feathers off of your piece of driftwood to brush them out and cut them and then add them back to the driftwood. You will scratch the surface underneath the feathers when brushing them out so I recommend using a surface that you don’t mind scratching up a bit. Tip: To make sure that the feather hangs straight I will push my Cow Hitch Knots close together to give the hanging a little more structure. Tie an overhand knot at the bottom of each of your 3 feathers using the two middle strands. Repeat this process with the other two feathers. Cut each feather to shape. Using a comb is not necessary but I find it helps to alternate between cutting and brushing so that I do not missing cutting any strands. The final size of my feathers are roughly 4 inches wide (2 inches of rope on each side) and 10 inches long for the left and right feathers, 11 inches long for the centre feather. Repeat the same process with the other two feathers. I did not add felt to the back or adhesive spray as I found these feathers to be small enough that they hold their shape on their own. To hang this wall hanging I added a piece of rope to the top and tied it on both sides with a constrictor knot. Constrictor Knot Tutorial: https://youtu.be/ibtsJBduiuQ Thanks so much for watching! I love to see you work so please feel free to tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you’ve used one of my tutorials. If you like this video please hit the thumbs up below and if you think this tutorial might be useful for others please feel free to share it. If you have any feedback please feel free to leave a comment. Music: Sunny Island (VLOG) by Scandinavianz https://soundcloud.com/scandinavianz Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/sunny-island Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/DnxpC0ieRoc
DIY Macrame Tutorial - Lotus Flower
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DIY Macrame Tutorial - Lotus Flower

DIY Macrame Tutorial - Lotus Flower! Please see below for materials and written instructions. Shop my book, Mixed Fiber Macrame, and Fiber Art Supplies (string, rope roving, ribbons, velvet and more) on my website or in my Etsy Shop: Website: https://www.lotsofknots.ca Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LotsofKnotsCanada Support me directly: https://ko-fi.com/lotsofknotscanada Material: - 3mm Single Strand Twisted Cotton String Hey guys! Welcome back to my channel. Today I am going to show you how to create a Lotus Flower using double half hitch knots. For a slower, more in-depth tutorial on the 3 Must-Know Macrame Knots (including the double half hitch knot) please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPMe3nggRIk&t=953s Set-up: Cut 8 pieces of cord. For this tutorial I used 3 meters of string but please note that I had quite a bit of string leftover afterwards. Cut your cord depending on how much cord you would like left hanging below your flower afterwards. Fold each piece in half and attach to your dowel using Lark's Head knots. Using the 2 centre cords, tie a double half hitch knot. Using the 2 centre cords as your filler cords tie 3 more diagonal double half hitch knots on both sides of your work. Using the cord second from the left as your filler cord, tie 2 diagonal double half hitch knots working down and to the right. Using the cord second from the right as your filler cord, tie 2 diagonal double half hitch knots working down and to the left. This is a bit of a tricky part - using the cord on the left, tie just one half hitch to the cord on the right. Using the same filler cord tie 3 more diagonal double half hitch knots working down and to the right. Repeat that process on the right side of your work. Tie the 2 filler cords together at the bottom using a double half hitch knot. Using the cord second from the left as your filler cord tie 6 double half hitch knots. When you tie your first 3 knots, leave a little bit of space in between your last row and this row as we are create the top of a petal. Using the cord 4th from the left as your filler cord, tie 2 diagonal double half hitch knots working up and to the left. Change your filler cord - you will now use the cord on the left as your filler cord and tie 6 double half hitch knots working down and to the right. When you tie your first 3 knots, leave a little bit of space in between your last row and this row as we are create the top of another petal. Repeat that same process on the other side of your work. Tie one more diagonal double half hitch knot on both sides of your work then tie a final double half hitch knot with the 2 filler cords to connect the 2 sides. Thanks so much for watching! I love to see your work so please feel free to tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you’ve used one of my tutorials. If you like this video please hit the thumbs up below and if you have any feedback please feel free to leave a comment. Don’t forget to subscribe for weekly video tutorials!
Paint Pouring on Rocks Made Easy in 2018 (Beginner-Friendly)
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Paint Pouring on Rocks Made Easy in 2018 (Beginner-Friendly)

Get great Beginner Tips, Supply List, and an easy to follow tutorial for paint pouring on rocks. For more information on the materials needed and easy step-by-step guide for paint pouring on rocks, check out https://www.rockpaintingguide.com/paint-pouring-on-rocks/ Here's a little peek at what you'll learn! Here are my Top 5 Beginner Tips for Paint Pouring on Rocks 1. Before starting to prep paint with a flow medium, go ahead and get all your supplies out and ready. 2. Have a clean workspace where you can prep, create, and leave the rocks to dry without moving them. Transferring the rocks to another location can cause the more rounded rocks to roll around and ruin your rock art. 3. When prepping your area, cover your table with plastic sheeting or cutting up a garbage bag with work too. 4. Keeping an art journal with the weight measurements of each color with flow medium will help you keep track of what you use, in case you love the color combination. Using a basic kitchen food scale will make this process simple. 5. Have kids? I have a very active 3-year-old boy and finding time to do this was a challenge. Little hands like to touch everything, so I choose a block of time when I was kid-free to try this for the first time. It made my experience less stressful and more fun for me since I could just focus on my first paint pouring project. If you like what you see, hit the thumbs-up and subscribe for more rock painting tutorials. Join our Facebook Group for more great rock painting ideas and post your rock art! www.facebook.com/groups/rockpaintingguide Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockpaintingguide Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockpaintingguide Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rockpaintingguide Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/