With some string, glue and a little felt, you too can create a simply beautiful macrame feather. Just follow this easy tutorial.
– 3mm Single Strand Twisted Cotton String
– Fabric Glue (E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive)
– Pet Brush and Comb
We will start by cutting the felt. The felt will be used as a backing for your feather. It holds the feather’s shape when you hang it on the wall. Cut your felt to your desired size. If you are interested in creating several feathers I would recommend cutting yourself a template that can be used to measure out your felt. The template shown is 13 inches (33 cm) long and 7 1/4 inches (19 cm) wide at its widest point. This creates a finished feather that is 15 inches (38 cm) long and 8 inches (21 cm) wide.
Next, we will cut the twisted string to create the feather. Cut a piece of string that is 36 inches (92 cm) long. This piece of rope will run along the center of your feather. Fold it in half and tie a double knot at the top.
Cut 32 pieces of rope – each piece is 17 inches (43 cm) long. Attach these pieces of rope to your center line of string using Cow Hitch knots. A Cow Hitch knot is the reverse of the Lark’s Head Knot. If you were to create a Lark’s Head knot and then flip your work over you would see a Cow Hitch knot.
Attach one piece on the left, one piece on the right, and so on. Repeat this process until you attached all 32 pieces of rope. Leave an inch or so of string on each side so that you cannot see the felt from the front.