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String: Knotting & Frame Loom Weaving

 Colourful Macrame Yarns

The ancient art of macramé involves knotting cords or strings into a variety of ornamental and practical objects. It has been used for generations by sailors, fishermen, and craftspeople all throughout the world, but as a DIY home design trend, it rose to prominence in the 1970s. The fundamental components of macrame crafts are macrame strings, commonly referred to as macrame cords or ropes. 

Macrame strings can be made from various materials, including cotton, jute, hemp, nylon, and polyester. Each material has its unique properties, which determine its suitability for different projects.

How to Choose the Right Macrame String

Choosing the right macrame string depends on several factors, such as the project's size, style, and location. Here are some tips to help you choose the right macrame string:

  1. Consider the Project's Size: The macrame string should be the appropriate thickness for the project's size. Thick cords are appropriate for large projects like rugs and room dividers, while thin cords are appropriate for tiny items like jewellery and keychains.

  2. Consider the Project's Style: The macrame string's composition and texture ought to complement the design of the project. For instance, jute cords are appropriate for bohemian and rustic aesthetics, while cotton cords are appropriate for modern and minimalist styles.

  3. Consider the Project's Location: If the project will be exposed to sunlight, water, or outdoor elements, choose a material that is durable and resistant to these factors, such as nylon or polyester cords.

  4. Consider Your Skill Level:  Start with a straightforward project using a thin cord, such as a keychain or bracelet, if you're a newbie. You can experiment with more challenging tasks and thicker wires as your experience grows.

Buy Macrame String Online in Australia

Let your creativity flow with yarn on your frame loom or create macrame projects with our range of macrame yarns for knotting and weaving. Choose from a variety of yarns, ranging from recycled cotton to twine and mop yarns. Available in many colours!

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