When beginning a new project, it's important to consider the fiber you will use! Are you creating for an outdoor piece? Are you making a wall hanging to go above a bed, a sofa, or a garden? Is your design choice made in response to a color or texture you want to showcase?
We offer couple different kinds of cottons and other fibers on our site that can leave a new-comer a bit confused as to what they should start with. Read below for a full breakdown!
Cotton is great and can be used for any project. It is easy on the hands, soft to the touch, and comes in a variety of sizes and textures. The main size we use for all of our workshops and most of the products we sell is 5mm, twisted cotton. It comes in 100' bundles, 500' spools, and 1000' spools. We also offer smaller and bigger sizes such as 3mm two ply twisted, which is perfect for delicate wall hangings and smaller projects, and 12mm twisted, for larger, more advanced projects.
Once you aquire a style you will start to have a preference on the sizes you use. But if you’re a beginner, we recommend trying out the 5mm.
We also offer 1-ply cord in a variety of colors and sizes. 2mm and 4mm being the most popular.
Our 5mm bundles
Our 12mm Cotton Rope
Jersey is known as “t-shirt” yarn. You will want to grab this fabric if you are looking to make something super soft and stretchy. It is perfect if you are looking to make macrame clothing or home accessories. We offer this fun and playful material in a wide variety of colors!
Polypropylene is braided rope that is extremely durable, and perfect for you if you’re making plant hangers or garlands that will live outside. We offer a nice selection of colors in this material as well.
Jute is a rough fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant. it's the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton! It is perfect for making an area rug, or using it to make outdoor plant hanger with a throwback vibe.
Felted wool is thick and resilient, the ones we sell in our shop are handmade in Nepal by Love Fest Fibers. This super chunky yarn is soft, yet durable, making it perfect for rugs (like the one from our upcoming book as seen below and photographed by Nicole Franzen), poufs, pet beds, and baskets.
Hemp is the fiber of the cannabis plant, extracted from the stem and used to make a great rope for making macrame place mats, and gardening projects.
What are your favorite fibers to use and why? Also comment below if there is something on the site that you would like us to carry if you are not finding what you are looking for!