As I am writing this it’s mid May 2021 after days of violence in East Jerusalem.
It’s heartbreaking to following what’s happening on the media, social media and via IG friends I follow. I have been thinking a lot and I realised two things:
- There is so much misinformation out there. I was the first one to repost someone else words because I believed it was true. However, after deep and educational conversations with some of my followers, I realized there is so much I don’t know or understand and decided that first I need to educate myself.
- From conversations with people on the ground, I have come to conclude, that really, all they want is peace. Peace for their family, especially the kids. No child deserves to go through a war and feel that type of fear and loss.
I can’t just sit still and watch, it’s just no me, so yesterday I made a macrame wreath with the peace sign. It’s my way to express what I feel with what I have. Macrame and flowers.
I am sharing this tutorial with you. I would like to encourage you to share your macrame peace wreaths with me on Instagram here and with others to bring awareness on how conflicts, violence, and war affect children’s mental health ( You can read more on @savechildrenUK account). If you sell any of these macrame peace wreaths, please donate all or part of the profit to SaveTheChildrenUK here. Thank you in advance.
MACRAME PEACE WREATH
20cm dia embroidery loop (metal rings could also work)
16-18mt of 5mm single twist string (any other type of string would work too, if the thickness is less you might want to add one of more strands)
2 x 2mt
1 x 1.5mt
6 x 1.5mt
(You can find all the knots tutorials here)
- Tie a Lark’s Head Knot (LHK) with 1 x 1.5mt string at the top of the ring. If you are using the outside ring of an embroidery loop, wrap the LHK around the metal lock.
- Tie one LHKon on either side using 2x 2mt strings.
- Tie 5 Square knots. The number of Square knots might vary depending on the thickness of your string and your tension. Make as many Square knots as you need till you reach the centre of the loop.
- Split the strings in three sets of two
- Take 2 x 1.5mt strings and tie 5 Square Knots around the first set of strings on the left. Repeat the same step with the set of strings in the middle and on the right. The number of Square knots might vary depending on the thickness of your string and your tension. Make as many Square knots as you need till you reach the loop.
- Take all your strings behind the loop and one by one fix them on the loop using the Double Half Hitch Knot.
- Cut pieces of strings about 10-15cm long and add them to the loop, using the reversed LKH, in between the sets of strings.
- Cut at the desired length and brush
Sharing a coloured version of the macrame peace wreath here.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and don’t forget to share yours with me on Instagram here or by email.