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Macramé: Basic and Complex Knots

A course by Mariella Motilla
Textile Designer. León, Mexico.
Joined January 2019
, Textile Designer

Combine different techniques to create decorative textile pieces

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 30702 students

Combine different techniques to create decorative textile pieces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 30702 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 15m)
  • 13 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Think textile art is just for clothing? Explore its endless applications with Mariella Motilla, whose textile pieces inject life into the interiors of important hotels, residences, and various public spaces in Monterrey and the rest of Mexico.

In this online course, learn to make and combine different types of macramé knots—both basic and complex—to design unique decorative textile pieces that you can apply to different products. Discover everything you can make with your hands and some macramé rope!

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Care and other applications of your tissue
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet your teacher Mariella and hear more about her beginnings in textile art, her influences, and how she draws on them to make her pieces.

Continue with a close-up look at her creative process and the tools she uses when designing. Mariella also provides you with extra resources, including multiple Instagram accounts for finding day-to-day inspiration.

Discover the essential materials you need for your project and what to look for when selecting them. Then, dive into basic knots, complex knots, and how to mix them up to add variety to your work.

Now it's your turn! Select your material and experiment tying basic knots to see the different results you can get. Once you're feeling comfortable, follow a few examples to start mixing them. Practice as much as you want and need. After all, practice makes perfect!

Next, prepare your design by sketching your idea and calculating the amount of rope needed to create it. Begin the weaving process by learning to prepare, set up, and trim your rope with the help of a support. Create an initial braid at the top and follow along as Mariella explains how to make and incorporate more complex knots. Enhance your design by adding extra details with the barrel knot.

Once you've finished, Mariella shares some practical tips for maintaining your unique, handmade piece, which requires a touch of care and dedication.

To wrap up the course, explore other ways you can apply the macramé technique to different products and use your imagination and creative skills to develop new ones—the sky’s the limit.

What is this course's project?

Weave and combine both basic and complex knots to create a decorative wall hanging that measures 90 cm wide and 120 cm high.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who is passionate about textile techniques and crafts.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is required for this course, although it does involve some level of complexity, so patience and a strong desire to learn are recommended. You also need a support for your piece, rope to weave with, materials to add color (cotton yarn, wool, or thin rope), scissors, a measuring tape, hooks, and a hoop or frame to hang your finished project.


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Mariella Motilla

A course by Mariella Motilla

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Textile Designer

Mariella Motilla studied fashion and textile design at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona. A year after graduating, she went on to study textile design at Universidad Iberoamericana.

Mariella has her own textile experimentation workshop where she designs and develops art and textile products for her own pieces, as well as for spaces.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps

    • Our Materials
    • Basic knots
    • Complex knots
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Designing our wall hanging
    • Riding and preparing our wall hanging
    • Upper part: Strips and braid
    • Lower part: Strip and triangle of flowers.
    • Finishes: Knot of San Agustín.
  • U4

    Care and other applications of your tissue

    • Basic care
    • Other apps
  • FP

    Final project

    • Macramé: Basic and Complex Knots

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Macramé: Basic and Complex Knots. Craft course by Mariella Motilla Best seller

Macramé: Basic and Complex Knots

A course by Mariella Motilla
Textile Designer. León, Mexico.
Joined January 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 30702 students