knot tying utilizing a variety of macrame cords both natural
(e.g., cotton, wool, hemp, and linen cords) and synthetic (e.g.,
nylon, rayon and polypropylene cords). The origins of macrame go
back to ancient times. Any functional device made of a knotted
cord is considered part of the art of macrame. Nautical,
decorative Chinese micro-macrame, plant hangers and woven chair
frames are all areas where a series of intricately knotted
macrame cords make a useful product!
The Art of Macrame
requires two resources. A
"How To" knot guide
thanks to Wikipedia and where to find macrame cord suppliers. We
endeavor to keep searching for information to make this website
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suggestions. Thanks !!
Cords Suitable for Macrame are
Cotton, Jute, Wool, Hemp, Linen, Polished or Waxed Cotton,
Nylon, Rayon, Satin and to a lesser extent Polypropylene (mainly
chair frames). Poly is coarse and for very simple designs.
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Bracelets are made of macrame cord !
How To on
Macrame Including Cords and Knots from
How to Macrame a
Basket - Great site on "How To" use macrame cords to
make a basket.
- A decorative handicraft art that began as a form of Chinese
folk art in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960 -1279 AD) in China.
It was later popularized in the Ming). The art is also referred
to as "Chinese traditional decorative knots". Note some of the
designs would easily accomodate the use of Paracord !! Think
free form weaving.
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S-Lon Cord for
Beading and Micro-Macrame - Super-Lon (S Lon) Cord. A
great cord for micro-macrame! It has a nice bulk and is easy to
work with, similar in texture to heavy upholstery thread.
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- The word macrame is from
Arabia and means knotted fringe. Italy calls the craft "punto a
groppo" and there is also a French term " filet de carnasiere".
This type of corded lace usually intricate and artistic with
simpler cruder forms like weaving chair frames.
Macrame - Double Knotted and Triple Knotted Fringe
- Macrame Lace (also known as Filet de Carnasiere) is a useful
and easily made lace, which underwent a revival in the 1970's,
under the name of Macrame, of the Italian Knotted Points (Punto
a Groppo), which were much used in Spain and Italy for
ecclesiastical linen, church vestments ...
may be of almost any kind; silk, gold thread, cord, wool or
cotton, can all be employed with good effect. Almost any of the
D.M.C cottons can be used for macramé; but the ones especially
to be recommended are: Fil à dentelle, Cordonnet 6 fils and
Coton à broder for the finer kinds of
work, and for the coarser, Fil à pointer, Coton à tricoter and Ganse turque. The twist in all
these is so regular as to admit of a high degree of perfection
being attained with them: they are moreover very agreeable to
the touch, a great recommendation considering how much they have
to be handled by the worker. See
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEEDLEWORK - Provided
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6MM Braided Elegance 100 Yard Roll - From Kings
King's Kountry has been one of the leading
suppliers of macrame products since 1977. Check out their
macrame chair patterns.
Black and Brown
Polyester Macrame Cord - Macrame cord provides a soft
braided texture to your arts and crafts projects. It is a great
base for a variety of fiber crafts including knotting, macrame,
crocheting, knitting and weaving. You can use it to create
one-of-a kind chair frames, plant hangers and rugs.
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Red Satin Rattail
Cord and Jute Twist Cord - This rattail cord is made of
100% polyester and provides a soft, silky and shiny texture to
many craft projects. Jute cord is perfect for embellishing
favors, scrapbook pages, cards and more. Many people use this
jute for macrame, crocheting, and weaving projects for a fun
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- Also known as paracord, is made of braided nylon with a single
strand nylon core center. The cord is perfect for making
parachute cord bracelets and a variety of macrame type crafts.
Factory Direct Craft
macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than
weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the square knot and
forms of "hitching": full hitch and double half hitches. It was
long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental
knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to
bottles to parts of ships.
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Macrame is an
Arabic word, signifying an ornamental fringe or
trimming, which has been adopted as the term for a certain kind
of hand-work, known also as (knotted fringe) or (Mexican lace)
and produced by the knotting, interweaving and tying together of
threads. We have given the preference to the Arabic name because
of its less definite meaning, seeing that not only fringe and
lace, but trimmings of all kinds, in the shape of bands and
stripes and headings, can be worked in macramé.
Read More from Gutenberg dot Org
Instructions - An Excellent HOW TO - Macrame (macramé) is the art of
knotting. It's the art of putting strings and threads together,
with the help of plain knots... not stitching, no knitting, only
'knotting'... one can say! Macrame is used in making hemp and
jute articles. Includes Macrame Bracelet Patterns, Macrame
Knot Instructions, Types of Macrame Knots Macrame Plant Hanger
In structions. If this art interests you, you should read on.
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Macrame Ice Yarn
Cord - Tightly braided Macrame cord or thread for
creating macrame projects, friendship bracelets, etc. The soft
polyester composition makes the cord suitable for jewelry or
Types of Macrame
Cord Material - Here is a list of the different types
of Macrame cord materials that can be used in your projects ...
Satin Cord, Fine Nylon, Parachute cord, Hemp Cord, Jute Cord,
Cotton Cable Cord, Yarn, Flax Linen Cord, Silk Cord, and
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- The ultimate source for Square Knot, Half Hitch, Larks Head,
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G&G Handcraft 6mm Polypropylene Braided Macrame Cord
- Super versatile cord ready to make plant hangers and assorted
other projects! Polypropylene 100 yards, 6mm width cord.
Braided Nylon Twine
- Koring Bros Inc manufactures nylon braided twine ranging in
size from #24 through #333, with corresponding breaking
strengths of 242 lbs to 2,500 lbs. All twine is manufactured
from 100% high tenacity multifilament nylon.
Macrame Supplies and Macrame Cording by Munro Crafts.
Check out the Maxi Cord Twisted 6mm.
- Macrame was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s and has now
become popular again. It is often described as Decorative
Knotting. Different items are made using a variety of knots made
from lengths of cord which can be made of jute, hemp, cotton,
leather or synthetic blends.
Tips, Tutorials and
Instructions - Chinese Knotting, Korean Knotting,
Kumihimo and other goodies.
- Expert in Lace Making Since 1931 - We are part of long
tradition spanning more than one hundred years of design and
fabrication of macramé embroidery.
are used for free form weaving also known as knotted fringe.
Macrame cords include cotton, hemp, jute, denim, mohair, braided nylons, silks,
leather and for utilitarian design such as chair frame netting
and plant holders use nylon and or polypropylene.