There are a few macrame necessities that people don’t often think of, like tape and rubber bands. A really time-consuming but absolutely necessary step is shown here, where the tape is needed.
Wrapping tape around each rope end will stop it from fraying as I tie the knots. You can end up with a real mess and many tangles if you skip over this step.As the ends are secured the different lengths of rope are stored.
With the ends all taped, the ropes await being started on the branch.