Knot types


Fishbone knot column instructions

Instructions on how to tie a fishbone knot. For this guide you will need 4 cords of the same length in the colours of your choice. One cord is your 'core cord' also know as 'holding cord' where you will be attaching your cords to. The other 3 are your working cords (the cords that you are knotting with) This guide uses only 3 working cords. You can add as many as you like, just play around a little and find out what works for you.

 
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  1. Take your first orange cord and attach it to your brown holding cord with an overhand knot (OHK). Flip the knot over so that the smooth side is facing you (fig .1)
  2. Now tie a square knot (SQK). (fig .2)
  3. Pull tight (fig .3)
  4. Repeat these steps with the remaining yellow and brown cords  (fig .4)
 
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5. Take the 2 orange cords of the first SQK and, folding them down and over the yellow and brown cords, tie another SQK . (fig .5 & 6)
6. Repeat this step with the yellow and brown cords. Then repeat the cycle over again until you have reached the desired length. (fig .7)
 
 If you need some help understanding the terms I use for this guide, you can have a look at the Glossary & Jargon section


Square knot column/Spiral knot column

Square knot column 













Instructions on how to tie a spiral knot column

 
Macrame spiral knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame spiral knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame spiral knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame spiral knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
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        Macrame spiral knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
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  1. Create a shape that looks like a '4'. To do this, take the left blue cord and fold it to the right OVER the 2 red cords and UNDER the right blue cord (fig .1)
  2. Take the right blue cord and fold it to the left UNDER the 2 red cords and up through the '4'. (fig .2)
  3. Pull tight (fig .3)Repeat this step as many times as you need to get to the desired length. (fig .5)


Square knot column
Square knot column













Instructions on how to tie a square knot column
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
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Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
Macrame square knot column tutorial Imbali Crafts
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  1. Create a shape that looks like a '4'. To do this, take the left blue cord and fold it to the right OVER the 2 red cords and UNDER the right blue cord (fig .1)
  2. Take the right blue cord and fold it to the left UNDER the 2 red cords and up through the '4'. (fig .2)
  3. Pull tight (fig .3)
  4. Now take the left blue cord and fold it to the left OVER the 2 red cords and UNDER the left blue cord creating a '4' shape in the in the opposing direction (fig .4)
  5. Take the left blue cord and fold it to the rigth UNDER the 2 red cords and up through the '4'. (fig .5) Pull tight (fig .6)
  6. Repeat this step as many times as you need to get to the desired length. (fig. 7 & 8)