New Zealand Community Education Centres

Macrame for Beginners

Ever wanted to be able to macramé, but don’t know where to start? Learn all the basic knots and create your own macramé plant hanger.


In this introductory course, we’ll spend two sessions exploring the 18 basic knots that form the basis of all macramé pieces. Once you’ve mastered these, you’ll then choose one of two designs to create your own plant hanger.

You’ll also learn the tools you need to understand how to read macramé patterns, source rope for projects and get ideas and resources for subsequent projects.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
• Practise the 18 basic knots in macramé
• Read a macramé pattern
• Identify what materials are suitable for macramé and how to source them
• Macramé a plant hanger

Some materials provided but please bring a ruler, scissors, masking tape, 4 pegs, a standard-sized crochet hook and a wool needle.

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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