M. Flagg Lewis
Occasionally I get questions about my process and care tips. This post answers those questions. Please note that this post may get updated based on the types of questions I receive
What types of materials do you use?
The products I create are made from recycled cotton cords or rope. Wall hangings are supported by driftwood found in states I've lived or visited (Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maine). Key chain hardware, wooden rings, and beads are purchased in bulk from Amazon and other macrame suppliers.
How do I care for my new macrame wall hanging piece?
Hang your new macrame from a hook, nail, screw, or knob. Make sure to adhere the hook, nail, screw, or knob to a stud or drywall anchor.
If your new piece has tassels or feathers for upkeep you can brush them out with a wire comb, similar to this one.
How will sun exposure affect my macrame?
Depending on how much direct sunlight a macrame piece gets it is possible that it could become brighter due to sun exposure. For natural undyed rope or cord, it would appear brighter. For dyed rope or cord, it could have a bleached effect.
How long does it take to create a wall hanging?
It depends on the size of the piece I'm working on. Larger pieces can take up to two weeks, while smaller wall hangings may only take a few hours.
Do you teach classes?
How do I maintain tassels?
Rope tassels can be maintained by running your fingers through the strands. Some fraying at the ends is perfectly normal.
Cord tassels can be maintained with a wire comb or brush, similar to what you may use on your cat or dog.
If I get more inquiries about teaching a class what types of projects would you want to work on?
- Mini Macrame Wall Hanging
- Macrame Plant Hanger
- Macrame Tassel Keychains
Last updated October 2022