How To Make the Sonata Del Mar Macrame Wall Hanging – Easy Tutorial for Beginners by Fibers of Mine
Have you always wondered how to add more color to your Macrame projects? Discover how to make this beautiful Sonata Del Mar Macrame wall hanging with our beginner-friendly video tutorial by Fibers of Mine!
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Sonata Del Mar Wall Macrame Hanging
I’ve always dreamed of making myself such a large and colorful Macrame wall hanging like the Sonata Del Mar but I never knew where to start or how to add the colored cords.
Luckily, we have this amazing beginner-friendly tutorial by Sasha from Fibers of Mine now to teach us all!
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The tutorial Sasha made for this masterpiece is extremely well done and breaks down each part of the project in chapters and step-by-step instructions. Are you ready to get started with your Sonata Del Mar Macrame Wall Hanging?
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Here follows a short list with the materials needed to make your own Sonata Del Mar Macrame wall hanging:
Base: 5mm 3-Ply Macrame Cord in Natural (available at rightrope.com)
Middle section: 3mm or 4mm single-strand Macrame cords in 5 (ombre) colors
Bottom section: 3mm or 4mm single strand Macrame cords in 2 colors
If you are interested in buying these specific colored single twist cords in small 100 feet spools to make your own wall hanging, you can order them at Sasha’s Etsy shop.
To order large quantities of Macrame cords, we highly recommend Rightrope.com, UnfetteredCo, Ganxxet, or Bobbiny.
The Sonata Del Mar Macrame wall hanging uses 5 dowels in total. One for the top section and 4 in the middle section for support.
Top part: 1 Thick 3/4″ dowel – 48″ long
Middle section: 4 Thin 1/4″ dowels – 48″ long
Fabric Glue (optional)
Dowels are available on Etsy in all sizes and materials. Fabric glue can be found in most craft stores or on Amazon.
To work on a large Macrame wall hanging project like the Sonata Del Mar, we recommend using a clothing rack with S-hooks to attach your dowel on.
For more handy tips on how to set up the perfect Macrame workstation, make sure to read our complete guide on How to Make a Macrame Wall Hanging.
The Sonata Del Mar Macrame wall hanging is 48″ wide and 36″ long.
For the top section: Cut your 5mm 3-Ply Natural cords to 120” in length. You can make this piece as wide as you want, just make sure you end with an even number of larks head knots on your dowel.
For the middle section: Cut your 3mm and 4mm single strand cords about 10 times the length of the colored strip you’re planning to make.
For the bottom section: You can work straight from your single strand cord spool to add the horizontal line of colors. This is further explained in Part 4 of the video tutorial. Scroll down for the timestamps.
Sonata Del Mar Wall Hanging Tutorial
Sasha has made this wonderful video for us, where the pattern is broken down in 4 chapters. You can read more about each chapter underneath this video, with handy timestaps to skip back and forward to the things you want to learn.
Chapter 1 – Starting the Top section
Video Timestamp: 1:16
What you’ll learn
- How to attach your 120″ natural 3-Ply cords to the thick 3/4″ dowel with the reversed larks head knot
- How to insert a second dowel with the Double half hitch knot
Chapter 2 – Making a Square knot pattern
Video Timestamp: 5:35
What you’ll learn
- How to tie the square knot and the square knot pattern used in the top part.
Tips from Sasha: Always tie one row at a time to keep the spacing nice and even. Another important thing is making sure you don’t tie your knots too tight to prevent your piece from pulling in the middle.
After finishing this square knot pattern, we will attach a thin dowel with another row of double half hitch knots. See part 1 for instructions on how to do this.
Chapter 3 – Adding color to the Middle section
Video Timestamp: 8:36
What you’ll learn
- How to attach your colored 3mm and 4mm single strand cords
- To cut 10 times the length of the color section you’re making
- How to make a spiral knot
- How to tie the ends of the cords on the back
After finishing the middle section we attach another thin dowel with a row of double half hitch knots. See part 1 for instructions on how to do this.
We repeat the square knot pattern we also used in the top section. See part 2 for instructions on how to do this. This is followed up by attaching the last thin dowel with a row of double half hitch knots.
Chapter 4 – Adding horizontal lines to the Bottom section
Video Timestamp: 12:59
What you’ll learn
- How to work straight from the spool to attach your colored cords horizontally. This way there is no need to estimate the length of the cords to cut.
You’re done! Woohoo 🙂
We hope this super educational tutorial will spark some ideas in you so you can design some of your own elements and wall hangings now.
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If you have more questions about making this pattern, please don’t hesitate to join our Macrame for Beginners Group and we will do our best to address them there.
Sasha & Marloes
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