Are you wondering what is macrame? Macramé is a form of textile making that uses knotting as opposed to weaving or knitting. The knots in macramé are square and form full hitch and double half hitches. Arab weavers are thought to be the first to macramé. They used extra thread to make knotted decorative threads on handmade fabrics. Sailors were a big part of creating this type of knotting. They used the knots to elaborately decorate their knives, bottles and parts of the ship.