This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with macramé! In this beginner-friendly video tutorial, Laura López @felinacreativa shows you how to make a macramé feather with a diamond and fringe design. If you’re looking for different ideas for the Feast of Saint Valentine, try these sensual feathers. Without a doubt, they’re the perfect decoration to add a touch of romance to your home. You can also use them in other ways… use your imagination!
Easy décor idea
Beyond Valentine’s Day, if you love home décor trends, enjoy making this boho chic inspired macramé feather. Apply the design individually, as a wall hanging, or combined with other feathers in different colors and sizes. You can also add this element to your tapestries and other macramé pieces to give them a different vibe. We invite you to discover Laura López @felinacreativa and enjoy her video tutorial with step-by-step instructions to make fringe feathers. Carry on reading and save this post in your favorites!
Laura López @felinacreativa
I’m Laura López (@felinacreativa on Instagram) and I teach macramé online at felinacreativa.com. As well as macramé, I have other creative hobbies: making amigurumis, crochet, knitting, painting… This is why I created Felina creativa: to teach and promote creative hobbies. I believe that handmade projects are the key to feeling satisfied, happy and self-fulfilled every day. I’m also a proud cat lady: Menta and Kiwi are my adopted cats.
By the way, my sister Elsa López @elsalopez_foto is the artist behind all the photos included in this post.
Macramé Feather Video Tutorial
- Width: 14 cm
- Length: 23 cm
Depending on the length of the fringe you want to add to your feather, the size varies slightly. On my piece, the fringe is around 6 cm long. The final measurements are 23 cm long, from the ring to lower tip of the feather. And 14 cm wide, across the widest part of the feather.
- Katia Macramé Cord Fine color 200 (white): 1 bobbin
- Wooden ring, 4-5 cm in diameter
- Tape measure
- Hairspray (optional)
- Adhesive tape (optional)
Which cord should you use?
For this project, I use Katia Macrame Cord Fine in white, which is about 2 mm thick. But you can also use Katia Macramé Cord, which is thicker, about 3 mm, to make a larger feather. It’s important to use this kind of material since, because it is plied cord specifically for macramé projects, we can easily comb it out.
Knots and techniques
- Lark’s head knot, Square knot & Vertical lark’s head knot
- Combing: loosening the plies to make the fringe
Notes: cut 4 cords measuring 1.60 m and 24 cords measuring 20 cm.
- You can replace the wooden ring with a wooden bar and a cord tied around it.
- To keep the ends of the cords from fraying, wrap them with adhesive tape.
Step 1: Placing the cords
Fold the 4 cords measuring 1.60 m in half and place them on the ring using a lark’s head knot.
You have 8 cords to work with.
Step 2: Diamonds
Make a square knot with the 4 center cords, leaving 2 cords loose on each side.
Work a diagonal row of vertical lark’s head knot, from the center towards the right. Use the right center cord as a guide and the 3 right-hand cords to tie the knots.
Repeat towards the left.
Make a double square knot in the center of the diamond. Double the cords to tie the knots and use 2 center cords as a guide.
Work a diagonal row of vertical lark’s head knot, from the right towards the center. Use the far-right cord as a guide. This is the same guide cord as the previous rows of vertical lark’s head knots. Repeat on the left side to close the diamond.
Make 2 more diamonds: repeat the previous process, ending with a square knot.
Cut the cords leaving around 6-7 cm from the last knot.
Step 3: Fringe
Prepare the 24 cords measuring 20 cm each.
Fold each cord in half and tie with a lark’s head knot to the loops on the sides of the center pattern.
There are 3 groups of 4 knots on each side of the project in total.
Comb the cords until they loosen.
Cut the fringe following the rounded shape of a feather.
Optionally, you can spray the fringe in place with some hairspray.