I am a novice. This was easy to follow & came out beautiful. I received many compliments on it.
I am currently working on this project. It was difficult to start since the wood piece is curved and bumpy. I've learned to pick up dowel rods for future projects.
Note from Solid Oak: These kits include a natural wood branch that has been kiln dried. Every one is different, and usually it is a nice touch over a plain hardware store dowel. We encourage anyone with ANY problem with one of our kits - including a hanging rod that is too irregular for your liking - to get in touch by email for a replacement. [****]
Make-ramé™ Kit - Old Glory
I had 2 issues with the flag.
1st the wood needed to be longer. I purchased a curtain rod and moved the project to it.
2nd the stripes beside the blue we’re not long enough and therefore my flag is square instead of rectangular. I’m still working on adding to the cords to make them the length of the stripes below the blue. Any tips would help.
First, kudos for your creative approach. The curtain rod you chose is certainly a good and attractive alternative, and I love the colors woven into the hanging cords! It looks to me as though the problems you encountered have to do with a more relaxed knotting tension than we used. We try to use a moderate tightness, and the lengths work out as pictured on the kit. The knots are snug against each other across the hanging rod, and there is little space showing within the blue field. That said, we also see every kit as a springboard for individual style - which we think you have shown very nicely.
Received this beautiful macramé for Christmas, but have been sick since New Years. Finally feeling better and I’m excited to start this beautiful macramé!!
So sorry to learn you were feeling poorly - but glad you are back!
I haven't made the flag yet, but I am very happy with the company. They were very informative about the order and when it was shipped. I like the fact that if I have any problems, they would be there to help. I'm sure I'll be ordering again! Thanks!
I love this kit. It has easy to understand directions and will look great when I finish it!
All so far have been great
This is the first time using this business. I bought this design for my mom because she expressed her interesting in trying it out, but didn't want to invest too much into it incase she didn't like doing it. She loves it, and it turned out great!
At Solid Oak, we aim to create products that go beyond just looking good - our goal is to make the process of creating handmade jewelry and decor magical. That's why most of our products are DIY.
Solid Oak is the leader when it comes to beautiful DIY macramé kits. Even inexperienced makers can easily enjoy creating intricate wall hangings and plant hangers. Each kit includes all materials needed: cotton cord, wood and/or metal accent pieces, and arguably the clearest written, illustrated instructions in the industry. Enjoy!