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.