the craft of creative knotting for your home

This book is the perfect beginner's guide to macramé. It makes me so happy to know that it has played a major role in many knotters' macramé journey since its release in 2017!

To date, 'Macramé' has been translated into 11 other languages and sold over 195.000 copies worldwide. Here you will find all there is to know about my book and more!

About the book

Author & illustrator: Fanny Zedenius | Photographer: Kim Lightbody

Macramé was made both for beginners who have never tried their hands at macramé before, as well as for more experienced knotters who will find it a great source of inspiration with and beautiful photography.

The book starts off with the basics - taking you through what materials to use in macramé, fraying, what tools you may need, and of course the most essential knots. The knot chapter in Macramé covers 30 different knots and has step-by-step instructions with accompanying illustrations. After the knot chapter follows a chapter teaching you how to create different patterns using combinations of some of the knots in the knot chapter. These patterns are a great starting point for when you want to design your own macramé works.

Finally, I have included 20 of my original projects for you to make yourself - everything from wall hangings and plant hangers to a curtain, a bench and much more.

I truly hope that you will love this book as much as I loved making it!


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Photos by Kim Lightbody. All rights reserved.

"Fanny Zedenius truly outdid it with this one! I am completely obsessed with this book, & everyone of the projects are great. So great I can’t decide which one to begin with! Whether you are a complete beginner or intermediate like me you will definitely enjoy this book. You do not want to miss out on this one, it blew my expectations clear out of the water."

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´Macramé´ has been translated into the following languages


Macramé - The Craft Of Creative Knotting For Your Home (Quadrille Publishing)


Makramee - Wohnideen und Accessories. Kreative Knüpfprojekte im Scandi-Stil (Frech Verlag)


Macramé. El arte del nudo creativo (Promopress)


Macramé. 20 modèles pour une maison inspirée (Mango Éditions)


Macramé. Knoop er op los (Manteau)


Macramè. Creazioni per la casa con l'arte dei nodi (Il Castello)


Makramé. Dekorative og kreative knuter (Cappelen Damm)


Makrameen mailma. Kaunista kotiin luovasti solmeillen (Kustannus-Mäkelä)


Makramé. Kreativt knytande för hemmet (Tukan Förlag)


마크라메. 기초부터 실전까지 서양식 매듭으로 완성하는 인테리어 (출판사클)


绳编(手工编织波西米亚风家居饰物)/匠心匠艺 (化学工业出版社)


Макраме. 20 плетеных предметов декора для вашего дома (МАНН, ИВАНОВ и ФЕРБЕР)


There are 20 unique projects in 'Macramé' and you are able to find all the materials that the projects call for in my shop!

If you want to source the materials elsewhere and struggle to find the exact same thickness and type, you can of course use other materials. Be aware though that a minor change in thickness/structure can change what dimensions you need. If you increase thickness you need to add length to the cords, for instance. I recommend cutting more than you think you will need.

There are five plant hanger projects in this book. All are made with 3-ply rope with either 2.5 or 4mm thickness. You need between 40-45 meters in each project. In two of the plant hangers you need a wooden ring and 8 wooden beads with large holes, and in two you need a 30-40cm long dowel or stick.

Below you see the same ropes that were used in the book. For your information:

  • 0.5kg of the 4mm is approximately 55-60 meters.
  • 0.5kg of the 2.5mm is approximately 120-130 meters.

There are six different wall hanging projects and they vary in size and difficulty. They are made with 2.5 or 4mm thick 3-ply rope, except for the largest which is made with 5mm braided sash cord.

The two smallest wall hangings: about 50-55 meters of 2.5mm rope and 35-40cm long wooden dowels.

The first medium sized wall hanging: about 80-90 meters of 2.5mm rope and a 60cm long dowel.

The second medium sized wall hanging: about 80-90 meters of 4mm rope and an 80cm long wooden branch or dowel.

The first large sized wall hanging: about ~250 meters of 4mm rope and a ~90cm long dowel.

The second large sized wall hanging: about ~300 meters of 5mm braided sash cord and an 130cm long wooden branch or dowel.

Below you see the same ropes that were used in the book. For your information:

  • 0.5kg of the 2.5mm is approximately 120-130 meters.
  • 1kg of the 4mm is approximately 110-120 meters.
  • 1kg of the 5mm is approximately 90 meters.

There are three different dreamcatcher designs.

The first: about ~45m of 2.5mm rope and a 30cm wide metal ring.

The second: about ~70m of 2.5mm rope and a 20cm wide metal ring.

The third: ~85 meters T-shirt yarn and a 40cm wide metal ring.

Below you see the same ropes that were used in the book. For your information:

  • 0.5kg of the 2.5mm is approximately 120-130 meters.

There are six more projects varying in size and difficulty (place mat, lantern, garland, table runner, curtain and bench). They are made with 2.5mm or 4mm 3-ply rope. For the macramé curtain (one of the most popular projects and the largest in this book) you need approximately 500 meters of 4mm 3-ply rope.

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Frequently asked questions

Find explanations to common questions about certain projects or the book in general.

Some find the first two steps a little tricky to understand. While it does say to lay the cords parallel, you don't have to lay them straight (the 6m long cords for instance could make this difficult in a small space). Click below to take a look at images that show you how you should align the cords (step 1). The proportions are not to scale but the images explain the way you place your cords. 

Step 1, begin like this

Step 1, remaining cords

Perhaps you want your macramé curtain to hang in a specific spot with specific dimensions? If you need to adjust the width of your curtain, you add or subtract cords from the middle part of the curtain.

To widen the curtain: add five 8m cords at a time (corresponds to 7-8cm).

To make the curtain narrower: subtract five 8m cords at a time (corresponds to 7-8cm).

It is always a good idea to double check the thickness of the rope you are about to use by measuring it yourself, before you cut any lengths.

It's not a problem if you want to use a different rope than the type specified in the instructions. However, you may need to adjust the lengths of the cords you cut.

For instance, if you want to substitute the 2.5mm 3-ply rope to 3mm, you have sized up 20%. Therefore you need to add 20% to the lengths or your cords may become too short.

I sometimes receive questions from readers who wonder if they can sell the items that they have made following the patterns in the book. While it is true that these designs are mine, you have my permission to sell, gift or do whatever you wish with your makes! If you publish them online, I ask that you add a note that says the following: 

Design by Fanny Zedenius, pattern in the book 'Macramé'.

This is a very sensitive subject to many, and while some say that the law says that you can do whatever with what you make yourself, this is not exactly true. More importantly, the law is very different in different countries, some being very strict on this issue. 

I want to emphasise that you are not allowed to sell the actual pattern (the illustrations and texts) or to make your own pattern based on my designs. This includes photocopying or in any way distributing the contents of the book.