How to Macrame
Frequently Asked Questions
The type of yarn you buy depends on the project you are making. If you are making feathers or really fringed projects, we recommend buying untwisted 1-ply rope, as it is easier to brush out and fringe to a ‘boho’ look.
A lot of plant hangers and wallhangings are 3-ply. This gives you the option to leave the hanging strings looking like rope, or brushing out to a fluffier effect
This is just preference. Some people prefer to work with 3mm or 4mm ropes. If you are starting off, it is nice to work in these sizes to get used to the feel of the rope and patterns. 3mm can give a really neat, detailed finish.
Small and detailed projects might need 2mm ropes. If you are making rainbows, opt for 5.5mm to 6.5mm for the interior.