Macramé for Beginners: Explore the Art of Knots

A course by Emily Katz
Fiber Artist. Portland, United States.
Joined December 2020
, Fiber Artist

Create your own handcrafted artwork and connect with your inner world one macramé knot at a time

  • 100% positive reviews (52)
  • 1524 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create your own handcrafted artwork and connect with your inner world one macramé knot at a time

  • 100% positive reviews (52)
  • 1524 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 15m)
  • 16 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Macramé is the perfect medium to connect with your creativity; it allows you to make your own elegant pieces of handcrafted art while benefiting from a calming and meditative practice. Fiber artist Emily Katz runs her own brand, Modern Macramé, where she has collaborated with clients including Ralph Lauren and Nordstrom. Emily has also published her own book on the art form.

In this course, she teaches you the skills to knot any design you can imagine. Create your own wall hanging using a variety of knot styles and techniques to make unique, decorative fiber art for your home. Discover the joy of this rewarding handcraft.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and Inspiration
  • U3
    U3. Creating the Final Project
  • U4
    U4. Styling Your Work
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know fiber artist and business owner Emily Katz. She talks through the creative journey that led from her designing womenswear to teaching macramé to students around the world, along with the influences that inspire her.

Explore the materials needed for this course and how to choose the right ones for your project. Emily then guides you through the basic macramé knots and how to combine them. Discover where to find inspiration for your design before using it to sketch out how you want your wall hanging to look. See how to translate your sketch into a paper drawing of a knot pattern. Then learn how to estimate the amount of material you will need.

Time to create your wall hanging! Start by setting up your workstation and preparing your materials. Then learn how to mount cords in sequence from the center outwards. Knot your design from start to finish using Emily’s basic weaving and finishing techniques.

Discover how to hang your finished design on the wall. To finish the course, Emily shares her advice for documenting your creative work and sharing it with the world.

What is this course's project?

Create a one-of-a-kind macramé wall hanging using a variety of different knots.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in the craft of macramé or learning how to make beautiful textile pieces by hand.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need the fiber of your choice, sharp scissors, a tape measure, paper and pencil, dowel, hooks, and other materials specified by the teacher in this course.


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Emily Katz

A course by Emily Katz

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Fiber Artist

Emily Katz is an American fiber artist and small business owner based in Portland, Oregon. Artistic since childhood, she experimented with various mediums and went on to study painting and printmaking at Maryland College Institute of Art. After deciding college wasn’t for her, Emily began thrifting and personalizing vintage clothing with her own embroideries. This kickstarted her sustainable womenswear business, with items selling in 50 boutiques around the world. After the economic crash of 2008, she closed her brand and returned to embroidery with a fine art focus. Emily then spent time learning macramé from her mother and her love for the craft was born.

Since then, she has taught macramé workshops to 1000s of people across the UK, Japan, Portugal, Denmark, and more. Emily also runs her second business, Modern Macramé where she sells macramé materials and makes custom pieces for interior clients including Ralph Lauren and Nordstrom. Emily has been featured in various magazines and even published her own book on the macramé craft in 2018.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and Inspiration

    • Material Exploration 1
    • Material Exploration 2
    • Basic Knots Library 1
    • Basic Knots Library 2
    • Basic Knots Library 3
    • Choose Your Inspiration
    • Design the Wall Hanging
    • Determine the Length of Your Material
  • U3

    Creating the Final Project

    • Set Up Workstation and Prepare Materials
    • Mount the Cords
    • Knot the Wall Hanging 1
    • Knot the Wall Hanging 2
  • U4

    Styling Your Work

    • Tips for Installation
    • Tips for Documenting Your Project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Macramé: Explore the Art of Knots

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Macramé for Beginners: Explore the Art of Knots. Craft course by Emily Katz

Macramé for Beginners: Explore the Art of Knots

A course by Emily Katz
Fiber Artist. Portland, United States.
Joined December 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (52)
  • 1524 students