Basic Macramé: Knot Nature-Inspired Tapestries

A course by Rachel Breuklander
Fiber Artist. Whittier, United States.
Joined February 2022
, Fiber Artist

Learn the fundamentals of macramé to create landscape-inspired wall hangings step by step, from the basic knots to the final styling

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  • 605 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the fundamentals of macramé to create landscape-inspired wall hangings step by step, from the basic knots to the final styling

  • 100% positive reviews (12)
  • 605 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 29m)
  • 19 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Macramé requires a delicate balance between imagination and logic. While its meditative qualities leave room for daydreaming, its problem-solving facet keeps you on your toes. This duality is what drew fiber artist Rachel Breuklander to macramé in the first place, and what started as a hobby evolved into a career. Knotting tapestries with evocative natural scenery, she quickly grew a following and founded The Lark’s Head, where she sells her pieces and provides educational resources for aspiring textile artists.

In this online course, learn to create landscape-inspired wall hangings with a step-by-step introduction to macramé. Rachel walks you through her entire process, from the initial design to the final knotting and styling. Capture the essence of the natural world in textured tapestries and add an elegant hint of color to any space.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Foundations of Macramé
  • U3
    U3. Creating the Tapestry
  • U4
    U4. Caring for the Finished Tapestry
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Rachel as she reveals how she turned her creative outlet into a full-time job as a fiber artist, teacher, and author. Discover the influences who have shaped her minimalist and earthy style.xAfter going over the materials you need, familiarize yourself with some essential macramé knots. Rachel then gives you several tips on calculating cord lengths accurately and efficiently. Brainstorm ideas for your piece by pulling together various sources of inspiration and sketching out your design.

Now you’re ready to tackle your project, first setting up your workspace with Rachel’s guidance. Begin knotting the top portion of your tapestry to create the silhouette of the sky and the mountains. Add color accents to make your scene come alive and build up the foreground for dimension. Tie it all together by applying some final adjustments and cleaning up the loose ends with weaving techniques.

Once your artwork is finished, explore ways to style, share, maintain, and package it. Rachel wraps up by providing some practical dos and don’ts for a successful future as a fiber artist.

What is this course's project?

Design and create a macramé tapestry depicting a nature scene.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn macramé techniques to handcraft custom wall hangings.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary.

As for materials, you need cotton rope and string, a wooden dowel, a metal hoop, fabric scissors, a wide-eyed tapestry needle, S-hooks, and a clothing rack, as well as a tablet with a drawing app installed or graph paper.


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Rachel Breuklander

A course by Rachel Breuklander

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Fiber Artist

Rachel Breuklander is a modern fiber artist and the founder of The Lark’s Head. After taking up macramé as a creative hobby in 2016, she began exploring the possibility of turning it into a career through private commissions. Merging her passion for the outdoors and textile art, she created her first landscape-inspired collection in 2019, which garnered attention and helped her grow a solid following. She later branched out into teaching to help budding textile artists develop their skills through workshops.

In addition to handcrafting custom decor for private clients, Rachel has published her own book, Nature Macramé, where she shares over 20 projects and reveals her techniques. She also sells eco-friendly macramé supplies and DIY kits to make this craft accessible to others.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Foundations of Macramé

    • Introduction and Materials
    • Learning the Knots 1
    • Learning the Knots 2
    • Measuring and Cutting Cord
    • Pulling Inspiration
    • Sketching
  • U3

    Creating the Tapestry

    • Preparing the Workspace
    • Creating the Sky and Upper Mountain Outline
    • Adding the Accent Colors
    • Adding the Second Layer of Mountains and Color
    • Finishing the Tapestry
  • U4

    Caring for the Finished Tapestry

    • Styling and Sharing Your Finished Tapestry
    • Caring and Packaging Your Wall Hanging
    • Tips and Tricks for Your Future as a Fiber Artist
  • FP

    Final project

    • Basic Macramé: Knot Nature-Inspired Tapestries

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Basic Macramé: Knot Nature-Inspired Tapestries. Craft course by Rachel Breuklander

Basic Macramé: Knot Nature-Inspired Tapestries

A course by Rachel Breuklander
Fiber Artist. Whittier, United States.
Joined February 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (12)
  • 605 students