Hemp rope banners are very simple to make and can be made in any color combination or to celebrate any season. All that is required is a length of hemp rope, scraps of material, ribbons, tuille, lace, hessian, etc. We do recommend using a decent pair of cutting scissors though, because it can take some time to cut out sufficient strips of material.
Our length of hemp rope measures 3 feet long, and the strips of material are roughly 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. We used material found in a second hand shop, interspersed with lengths of white tuille and hessian ribbon. Don’t worry about cutting the strips of material neatly, jagged and frayed edges and ends merely add to the ‘country’ feel.
Attach each strip of material to the hemp rope with a lark’s head knot. We advise starting in the middle of the rope and working outwards along each side until the banner is the width you require it to be. Tie an overhand knot at each end of the rope and hang the banner in your chosen position. Easy peasy!