Wow!! Is this HUGE or what!! I wanted to make a big purse but didn’t think it would make up this large. There are 1520 macrame knots in this purse. I counted them. Well, actually I counted two rows to double check the count and multiplied by the number of rows. 😀
And the purse used 258 yards of cords. It will hold a lot of stuff. I bet it will hold a laptop. Maybe TWO laptops!!
It took several days working on and off to complete. My hands, fingers and arms ached and got tired so I worked about five rows at a time.
I took frequent breaks to rest them and once pulled out my smelly and stinky Jointritis to rub gently on my right arm. Whenever I use it, I am REALLY in pain. It smells so awful and lingers until my next shower. 😀
This is how much I had knotted after a day and a half.
Purse was made similar to the other cream one I blogged about, just larger and with only one row of wooden beads.
It was tied with the beginning Square Knot Sections, 18 rows of Alternating Square Knots, one beaded section and then 12 more rows of Alternating Square Knots. I could have used an extra pair of knees when closing up the bottom.
Not sure what I will do with it. For now, I am just enjoying looking at it.
Measurements: Length 19 1/2″, Height without straps 14″ and width 2″ at its widest, the bottom. Straps measure 26 1/2″.
Macrame Cord: 6mm Braided in cream
258 Yards Used:
- 3 yard cords for body (72)
- 6 yard cords for straps (4)
- 4 1/2 yard cords for straps (4)
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