We are importers of luxury 100% cotton rope and string for macrame, weaving, macraweaves and all fiber art projects! Our cord is of international quality and standard. Finally, we are able to supply the same top quality cord as that used by other macrame artists and weavers around the world!
We have branded our imported 100% cotton range as 'LUXURY' (see below for details on other brands we supply). Our rope is soft, easy to work with and of the highest quality. It is available in all sorts of dreamy colours! The downside of using such beautiful cotton is that it is more expensive, especially for colour. The upside however is being able to work with a range of luxurious and gorgeous colours, and in the perfect material made for macrame knotting or weaving. The result is a superior work of art!
More about our rope and string
If you are wondering whether to use rope or string, yarn or other fiber materials, 3mm or 5mm sizes, it can be a little confusing! Feel free to contact us at any time for advice on what to use. We would love to help! In the meantime please read below for a few helpful basics on the different types of rope and string.
Rope comes in either 3 ply or 4 ply (meaning 3 or 4 twisted strands). We mostly work with 4mm and 5mm rope, which is perfect for plant hangers and most wall hangings. For more detailed and intricate designs (as well as smaller macrame projects), 3mm works well. The rope is easy to fray at the ends and gives a squiggly crimped effect. You can achieve this by simply unravelling the ends. It is possible to also comb the fringe to create more of a soft and fluffy effect. Our rope is super soft, holds the knot and is a dream to work with!
String is made from fine single strands of cotton cords, ranging from 3mm - 5mm in size (we may supply larger sizes in the future, if there is a demand for it). Some artists prefer to work with string only. In this case, if you are working on larger projects we would advise using a thicker cord such as 5mm (or larger when available). Although you can create any design with string, it is perfect for less detailed designs. A beautiful soft and feathery fringe is achieved by combing out the ends with a fine toothed comb. It is easier to obtain a straight soft fringe with string. Our string is delicate and soft and creates the most beautiful fringing!
In order to understand the difference, we have classed our cotton cord as LUXURY, PREMIUM or STANDARD brands.
- Our LUXURY MACRAME CORD is a top quality range of cotton. Once you have worked with it you will know the difference! Excellent quality, 100% cotton (in some cases OEKO-TEX Certified), super soft and very easy to work with and fray or comb out. Therefore the term 'luxury' as you really do get what you pay for! We have taken care to hand pick our international suppliers, making sure that we are using the exact same quality cord as other macrame artists and weavers around the globe! Available in both ROPE AND STRING. At present we are only importing 3mm and 4mm sizes.
- Our PREMIUM MACRAME CORD is not all 100% cotton, therefore the quality is different to that of our luxury brand. Some is made from a mix of polyester and cotton. Our locally produced colour cotton is 100% pure cotton cord, however when comparing with our luxury brand there is still a difference!
- Depending on the look and feel you would like to go for, our premium cotton works just as well. Some feedback given is that it is not as easy to fray and work with as our luxury brand. However, it comes in a beautiful range of colours and can still be used for almost any project! Available in string and 3ply rope in selected colours, and in 4mm and 5mm, so not always suitable for very detailed projects.
- Our STANDARD MACRAME CORD is made from recycled 100% cotton, locally produced in South Africa. At present, only available in NATURAL in 3mm and 4mm sizes. This comes in both single strand string and 3ply twine/rope.