Macramé Knots: Create a Sample Collection

A course by Belen Senra
Textile artist. Yakarta, Indonesia.
On Domestika since 03/23/2018
, Textile artist

Learn how to create and combine different knots to apply in your textile projects

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (12)
  • 399 students
Macramé Knots: Create a Sample Collection

Learn how to create and combine different knots to apply in your textile projects


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (12)
  • 399 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 26 Lessons (2h 34m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

To achieve greater artistic expressiveness through threads and fabrics, it is essential to explore and play with the composition, and with its results. The well-known textile artist Belen Senra—who has already exhibited her work in New York, Miami, Madrid, and Los Angeles—reveals that you do not have to comply with just the basic forms, but you also have to experiment with the different supports and techniques.

Not only is this a chance to disconnect from daily stress, but in this course, you will also be able to reconnect with an old art form that will provide you with a wide range of techniques and a reference library for infinite projects and applications: tapestries, accessories, fashion, or architecture.

If you want to go deeper into the art of macramé, you can expand your knowledge with other Belén Senra courses: Introduction to Macramé: Creation of a Decorative Tapestry, and Macramé Accessory Design.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Tools and materials
  • U3
    U3. Tissue knots
  • U4
    U4. Cord knots
  • U5
    U5. Decorative knots
  • U6
    U6. Applications
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start by getting to know Belén's professional career as a textile artist, her main projects and greatest influences: books, websites, blogs, and social media profiles that will inspire you as well.

In the second unit, you will see the basic materials and tools to start working, although you can use those that make you feel most comfortable. Belén will explain the characteristics of the different types of knots and how to work with each one.

In addition to preparing the tools, you must also prepare your mind by performing some posture and breathing exercises to achieve balance and a deeper connection with manual work.

In the third unit, you will get down to work and learn to make a knot repertoire with different cords. You will explore the infinite possibilities of each knot using straight, curved, diagonal, or circular shapes, among others. You will create a repertoire of knits, which you will then be able to recreate using different colors and materials.

Next, you will practice making threads using knots. You can then experiment with different options and results: thicknesses, colors, and materials. Then, you will learn to make the decorative knots, which can give life to your accessories, and a distinctive touch.

In the last unit, you will explore the application of knots in different areas such as fashion, furniture, decoration, or jewelry. Finally, you will combine the techniques learned during the course to create your own textile piece: a decorative wall hanging.

What is this course's project?

You will create a sample collection of macramé knots and you’ll put them into practice by making a decorative wall hanging.

Who is it for?

All those who want to disconnect from the routine and practice this beautiful decorative art, useful and relaxing in equal parts, which can also provide psychological and cognitive benefits.

What you need

No previous knowledge is required to take this course, but if you have already completed the courses by Belén, such as Introduction to Macramé: Creation of a Decorative Tapestry and Macramé Accessory Design, it will be easier for you to follow step by step.

As for the materials, you will need a clipboard, rope, scissors, cards, stickers (optional), rings, a binder, and a pen.


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Belen Senra

A course by Belen Senra

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Textile artist

Although Belén Senra began working for large multinationals as an interior designer, and now she travels the world as a nomadic textile artist, learning all kinds of textile decoration artisan techniques. These trips help her get inspired and create new collections based on the culture and tradition of the places she visits.

She has also founded her own brand, RanRan Design, which focuses on the creation of textile decorations mixing the traditional and the contemporary, something that has given her the opportunity to work on projects for both private residences, hotels, and restaurant facilities, among which are the Novu Hotel by Robert de Niro or the Aguas de Ibiza spa, among many others.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Tools and materials

    • Base materials and organization of our sample types of knot
    • Knot Types
    • The knots and the Mindfulness
  • U3

    Tissue knots

    • Braid fabric with two colored festoon
    • Gobelin or Cavandoli fabric
    • Macadamia fabric
    • Diamond knot with cross knot
    • Circular Fabric
    • Snake Alive Knot
  • U4

    Cord knots

    • 4-braid round braid
    • Ashoka Chakra knot
    • Alternate Lark Cross Knot / Rivolita Knot
    • Doble KBK Bar
    • Flat knot with color
    • Virgo cord
    • Infinite Braid
  • U5

    Decorative knots

    • Luck Knot
    • Square or Plafond Knot
    • Mini Flower Knot
    • Pipe Knot
    • Chinese Knot Flower
  • U6

    Applications

    • Other applications and uses
    • Wall hanging
  • FP

    Final project

    • Macramé's nudes

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Macramé Knots: Create a Sample Collection. A Craft course by Belen Senra

Macramé Knots: Create a Sample Collection

A course by Belen Senra
Textile artist. Yakarta, Indonesia.
On Domestika since 03/23/2018
  • 100% Positive reviews (12)
  • 400 students