We are spending more time in our homes than ever and with that, trying ti make them as comfortable and lovely as possible. Of course, WFH and kiddos make it difficult at times, yet the pull to create has a way of piercing through the day.
Macrame is therapeutic. The knotting takes concentration and some precision. And when it is done, a beautiful representation of labor or something functional perhaps. That’s what I bring you today in this macrame hanging ladder!
The inspiration came from all of the carefully propped farmhouse ladders that are everywhere in some home decor! Sometimes, they are called blanket ladders for storing blankets.
This one is more organic than many you have seen. It is made of driftwood from a nearby waterway that I foraged. Some had to be cut down. Then, I took 4 long lengths (over 48 inches of rope each length) of unbraided macrame rope and made spiral hitches at intervals down each side, and then carefully added each piece of driftwood in the breaks. It’s important to take of the 4 lengths, separate the two outer and two middle. Outer go behind piece of driftwood, and the inner in front as show in the photos Then, you just continue your spiral hitches on down.
Lastly, and this is not necessary, I added a length of rope at the top as well. 2 lengths of rope (36 inches each) and spiral hitched up the middle. Stylize it how you wish, add clothing, or towels if you’d rather use it as space saver or vertical organizer!