Saturday, June 2, 2012

Custom-Made Macrame Knotting Board for jewelrymaking

I have become a Macrame addict this year!! 

After these past six months, I've gotten tired of the cardboard and binder clip setup. So, I designed and made (with my own little handsies :) a custom Knotting Board to fit the needed dimensions for my Macrame designs.

Here is a mini-tutorial of the process:


* 1/2" -1" thick wooden board (wood type of your choosing)
* 2 large round wooden balls with a flat side and screw holes
* 1 piece of sticky-back felt (color to match paint choice )
* 1 drawer pull (to be used to tie on to hold knotting cords-
drawer pull comes with needed screw)
* 2 long flat-head screws
* Decor supplies:  (see pic below)

Gesso or white paint, crackle medium (optional) masking tape, etc.


** After cutting and sanding the board, drill holes in wood and attach knobs to top/underside of the board board with the two flat-headed screws.

** Apply the stick-backed felt to the bottom, end and bottom-backside of
board (trim to fit).

** Paint board and knobs with chosen colors (use masking tape to protect
the top of the felt piece),  then seal with triple-coat sealer.

** Again, drill necessary hole and attached drawer pull to top/front of board.

Following are images of the finished process:

The top / front of the board. The felt piece along the bottom and folded on to the backside will stop the board from sliding on the surface it sits on.

The two knobs on the bottom will prop the board up at an angle when sitting on a table.

This board can be repaired if needed very easily and will last a long time!!

Hope this helps in your jewelry-making endeavors.




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