We’ve partnered with Fiskars in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their iconic Orange-handled Scissors! The color of the scissors inspired us to create a bit of a throwback project to the popular 1960’s trend, macramé!
First, cut a piece of rope about 1-2′ longer than your dowel and tie a knot on each end. The double half hitch knots create a border and trim out the triangle or “V” shape of your piece. Optional: Gather 4 strands of your fringe in various areas and tie a few more square knots for added detail. Finally, using tape as a guide diagonally, trim your fringe to your desired length using your Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors.
The Orange-handled Scissors inspired me to dye the fringe of my macramé piece orange! You may know that I don’t typically choose orange for an accent color for my projects but this orange dye was absolutely perfect for this boho style project and for the space I was creating my macramé wall hanging for, our guest room!
Fun fact: The color of the scissors actually came about when leftover plastic was used from juicer production.
I did this to avoid bleeding on the piece where I didn’t want it dyed and to maintain the rich orange color.
Be sure to check out Fiskars on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube for more projects and inspiration and see how they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Orange-handled Scissors!