making macrame

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Macrame has been appearing on my Instagram feed so much since I first looked up about it. The basic knots seem easy enough, but produce varied looks depending on where your creativity takes you.

I was searching for macrame tools and materials on Carousell when I stumbled upon Lehang’s macrame lesson. It was only S$40 for a 2-hour class at her humble abode, so I roped in Jing for a quick masterclass. After all, it’s important to lay down a strong foundation before venturing into a skill further.

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We started off by choosing the colour that we wanted to work with. Lehang was very generous with sharing not just her materials but skills too. She was open to teaching us anything that we wanted to make.

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We mainly worked with the basic of the most basic knots – the square knot. It is actually what I used to make my bracelets with! Very universal. We got a hang of it very quickly, but I have to say, the macrame cord is quite rough, my fingers still hurt from the pulling and tugging of ropes.

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