Making macrame feathers is both a great introduction to the technique, as well as a quick, easy and fun craft for anyone more experienced. The feathers can be made in different sizes, as well as dyed pre or post construction. Imagine dip dyed in a natural acorn dye. Oh lovely!
These would look great in a nursery or a boho bedroom. You can hang them from a ring as I have done, or use something more natural. Forage a branch and make several feathers to hang from it.
Things You'll Need
5mm twisted cord
Fabric glue (optional)
Step 1: Measure the Cord
Cut one piece of 50 cm cord and fold in half.
Measure and cut several pieces of 20 cm cord. You can work out how many you need as you go but I like to cut around 10 to get started.
Step 2: Make the Knots
Fold the smaller lengths in half. Take two and place them on either side of the long cord with the fold facing inwards.
Take the right piece and slide it underneath the long cord to create a loop.
Thread the left cord under and up out of the loop then pull it over the long cord.
Pick up the ends of the cord on the right and thread them up through the loop made in the left hand cord.
Pull both ends away from each other to tighten the knot.
Repeat these steps in the opposite direction. Keep alternating the knots until you have around 5 cm left at the end of the centre cord.
Step 3: Shape the Feather
Unravel the ends of all the cords and using a comb, then brush them out straight.
Trim the ends into a long feather shape.
To make the feather more secure, add a drop of glue in between each of the knots.
Step 4: Display the Feather
To hang the feather, wrap the cord at the top around the hoop and pull the feather through the loop. Keep your comb on hand to tidy up the feather once this is done.