I love love love the macrame revival that’s happening right now. I am a sucker for anything boho and I am constantly trying to inject some bohemian/urban living style into our home. This has been one of my favourite projects I have worked on so far. I adore all of the 70’s wall hangings around at the moment so I decided to make my own version. The first best thing about this DIY is that there is no real craft technique involved, no complicated knotting, twisting or stitching, just some simple tassel making! The second best thing about this project is that you can use up wool from your yarn stash and recycle a pair of old wooden needles (if you are a knitter and crocheter like me) so it won’t break the bank to make it!
What you will need:
1 x pair of wooden/bamboo knitting needles
2 x 100g balls of super chunky mustard/yellow yarn A sharp pair of scissors
A glue gun
A 70cm piece of cotton twine
Step 1: Position knitting needles so that the ends are facing each other and attach using a hot glue gun. Step 2: Cut 5 x 150cm lengths of yarn and fold over all pieces to form long woolly loops. Step 3: Place tops of loops over needle and under. Step 4: Lift all end pieces of yarn and pull through all loops. Step 5: Repeat steps 2 – 4 until you have 19 tassels in total (the amount may vary depending of the length of your needles), the middle tassel should sit on top of the needle join, where the two ends meet. Step 6: Cut a 70cm piece of cotton twine and tie two knots to secure, one next to the first tassel and the other after the last tassel. Step 7: Place wool wall hanging over the edge of a chair and roughly trim wool to form a ‘V’ shape at bottom edge. The best way to do this is to measure down 45cm on 1st tassel using a ruler and start cutting diagonally downwards to the 10th tassel. Do the same for the other side. Step 8: Hang wool hanging using a picture hook or drawing pin and give it a little trim again so that the bottom edge sits nice and straight. And there you have it, a simple and colourful bohemian style project for your home! Stay tuned for my next blog post on my top 10 craft materials, coming soon! Rachel x x