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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
  • 99% positive reviews (1K)
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Combine different techniques to create decorative textile pieces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1K)
  • 24891 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 12 lessons (1h 15m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

The textile art is not only designed to be applied to apparel, you have to look further and think about the endless applications that exist. But they should tell the artist Mariella Motilla, whose textile pieces are responsible for filling the interior of important hotels, residences and various public places in Mexico or Monterrey.

In this course you will learn how to make and combine the different types of macrame knots, both basic and complex, to design unique decorative textile pieces that you can apply to different products. You will know everything you can do just with a thread and your hands!

About this 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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Mariella will begin by telling you a little more about her and how she started in textile art. He will also tell you about his influences and how he relies on them to make his pieces.

It will show you its creative process and the tools it uses when designing. In addition, it will provide additional resources, such as various Instagram accounts that you can follow and thus, get inspiration in your day to day.

Mariella will give you a presentation of the basic materials she uses, and she will explain what characteristics you should look for when selecting them. Later, he will talk about the basic knots, the complexes and how it is possible to mix them to get a wider variety of stitches.

Now is your turn! You will select your material and begin to start practicing with it, making basic knots and experimenting with the result depending on the material in question. Once you have it, you can mix them following some examples. You can practice everything you want and need, practice makes perfect!

Next, you will design a loom making a sketch of what you have in mind and then calculate the necessary thread to carry it out. You will assemble and prepare your threads, cutting them and putting them in their support to start the weaving process. You will start at the top, where you will make a braid. Then you will weave the lower part of the loom combining basic knots with a more complex stitch that will be explained by Mariella, and adding some more details with the San Agustín knot.

Mariella will share some basic care to apply to your loom. It is a unique piece handmade by you, therefore you must take care of it and finish it with dedication.

To finish, you will know other ways to apply the technique of macramé in different products. It will be a starting point for you to start thinking about the endless possibilities that exist: the limit is heaven.

What is this course's project?

You will make a decorative textile macrame carpet, a decorative piece to hang 90 cm wide x 1.20 m high, weaving and combining different types of knots, both basic and complex.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To all people who feel passion for textile techniques and crafts.

What you need

No prior knowledge is required even if it is a course of intermediate complexity, so it only requires a lot of desire to learn and patience. You will need a support for your loom, rope with which to weave, materials to give color to the loom (cotton yarn, wool or rope in strips), scissors, measuring tape, hooks and a hoop or frame to hang the piece.


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Mariella Motilla

A course by Mariella Motilla

Textile designer

Mariella Motilla studied Fashion and textile design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona. The following year he completed a degree in textile design at the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Currently she is dedicated to the design and elaboration of art and textile product for own pieces and design for spaces. It has its own textile experimentation workshop.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps

    • Our Materials
    • Basic knots
    • Complex knots
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Designing our loom
    • Riding and preparing our loom
    • 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. A Craft course by Mariella Motilla Best Seller

Macramé: Basic and Complex Knots

A course by Mariella Motilla
Textile designer. León, Mexico.
Joined January 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (1K)
  • 24891 students