Macrame Cords | Techniques | Resources
 
Macrame Cord Portal Providing Information on Macrame and Jewelry Cord Suppliers, Ideas and How To Knowledge !
 
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Macrame is 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 a good source of information. Feel free to email with 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.
 
Description of Macrame from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
 
Friendship Bracelets are made of macrame cord ! Read More
 
How To on Macrame Including Cords and Knots from WikiHow
 
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How to Macrame a Purse - Click Here
 
How to Macrame a Basket - Great site on "How To" use macrame cords to make a basket. Click Here
 
Chinese knotting - 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. Read More
 
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BLICK - Hot neon colors for kids of all ages. The Neon colors come in a mini dispenser box containing 9, 2 oz cones of 100 acrylic 4-ply yarn. Each cone is 21 yards (19 m), total 189 yards (173 m). Read More
 
Macrame Supplier Links:
8Seasons - China Supplier of Cords - Click Here
Macrame and Knitted Friendship Bracelets - from China
Kit Kraft Inc of California - 6mm Polypropylene Macrame Cord
Macrame Polypropylene Cord - Harvey's Hobby Hut
Macrame Cords Specific Qualities - Free Macrame Patterns
Macrame Lovers Blog - Macrame Lovers Blog
Macrame Projects by MakingFriends.com
Open Directory - Macrame Links
Macrame Supplies, Cords - Kings Kountry
From China, 6mm Cording, Waxed Cording etc - PandaHall
The Satin Cord Store, Micro Macrame, Rattail etc - Read Here
 
 
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Ali Express - Nylon Macrame Cord - Read More
 
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. Read More at The Satin Cord Store
 
Knot Just Macrame - Bringing Macrame into the 21st Century! Micro Macrame Jewelry & Tutorials Read More
 
 
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Macrame - 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 - 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 ... Read More
 
Macrame Materials.—These 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 by Gutenberg dot Org
 
Instructions How To Work Macrame - Free PDF
 
 
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6MM Braided Elegance 100 Yard Roll - From Kings Kountry. Read More
 
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King's Kountry has been one of the leading suppliers of macrame products since 1977. Check out their macrame chair patterns. Read More
 
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. Factory Direct Craft
 
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 natural texture. Factory Direct Craft
 
Parachute Cord - 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
 
Macramé or 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. Read More
 
 
Bungee Cord - Direct from Chinese manuafacturers. Buy bulk and sell under your brand name in the US. - Alibaba
 
Bungee Cord - The Original Bungee Company is your wholesaler for Bungee Cords. We have been in the business of supplying high quality bungee cords for over 15 years. Bungee Company
 

 
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
 
 
Macrame 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. READ MORE
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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 wearable designs. Read More
 
 
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 Polypropylene. CHECK OUT THIS GREAT RESOURCE
 
KNOT GUIDE - The ultimate source for Square Knot, Half Hitch, Larks Head, Braids and Bar Design. Read More
 
 
6mm Braided Polypropylene Macrame Cord

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. Read More
 
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. Read More
 
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Macrame Supplies and Macrame Cording by Munro Crafts. Check out the Maxi Cord Twisted 6mm. Read More
 

Wholesale Wood Beads - Panda Hall
 
Macrame Basics - 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. Read More
 
Tips, Tutorials and Instructions - Chinese Knotting, Korean Knotting, Kumihimo and other goodies. The Satin Cord Store
 
 
Macrame Lace - 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. Read More
 
Macrame Plant Hanger - by Creativebug. Read More
 
Cords used in Macrame or more commonly refered to as free form weaving and knotted fringe:

Cotton - Maine Thread Company
Silk - Fire Mountain Gems
Yarns - Walmart.com/Yarn
Mohair - MohairUSA.com
Loktite - FrankWinne.com
Leather - LeatherCordUSA.com
Polypropylene - HarveysHobbyHut.com
Plastic Craft Lace - GimpLace.com
 
Macrame cords 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.