Add Some Bohemian Beauty to Your Home With Our Macrame Products and DIY Kits!
It may have been a popular pastime in the 1970s, but macrame is making a major comeback and is now considered one of the trendiest activities to do amongst crafters of any age or skill level.
Macrame uses a series of knotting techniques to tie cord into intricate patterns and designs to create items both big and small, from macrame wall hangings and plant hangers that add a boho aesthetic to the home or office to small keyrings and DIY jewellery pieces.
Riot Art & Craft is your online home to all things macrame! We've got loads of high-quality macrame cord in different colours for you to create your own freehand masterpieces and DIY kits for beginners to easily get you started making home decor items, including plant holders, wall hangings and dream catchers.
Quality Macrame Products and Craft Supplies
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you'll find everything you need at Riot Art to complete your next macrame project. Shop our extensive range of Pepperell Bonnie macrame cord that's washable, never fused, hypoallergenic and soft on hands for easy knotting. Find them in natural colours to compliment a neutral colour scheme or something bright and vibrant, such as coral and turquoise.
If you're just starting out, our DIY kits are a fantastic way to get everything you need in one purchase, including easy step-by-step instructions. Make a plant hanger for your home, hang a dreamcatcher, weave some wall art or use our wooden bead kits to create some stunning jewellery.
What is the Best Macrame Cord?
Before diving into the world of fiber art, you'll need to familiarise yourself with the basics of macrame cord. This material forms the basis of any DIY macrame project and comes in a range of types and sizes designed to create different pieces.
Natural fibres are softer on fingers, such as jute, hemp and cotton cord. It's also the most pliable which makes it a great choice for beginners who are learning knotting techniques and can be used for other fiber art projects, such as crochet and weaving.
Macrame cord covers 3 types of macrame material - macrame yarn, macrame rope and macrame string. Macrame yarn is used to weave and knit cloth but is also great for knotting. Macrame rope is made of bundles of strings that use twisting or braiding to create a strong 3ply cord. It can also be unravelled to create wavy tassels and fringes on rugs. Macrame string is a single twist cord that's soft and available in different sizes to create both delicate and heavy macrame projects.
You can shop the best macrame cord at Riot Art & Craft in bright and natural colours, as well as pick up a kit to create a home decor item with all of the macrame cord, embellishments and materials included.
What Size Macrame Do You Need for Your Project?
Macrame can be as big or small as you want, from a show-stopping DIY macrame wall hanging to tiny earrings and keychains. The size and type of your macrame cord will ultimately depend on what you plan on creating.
Our 6mm Bonnie macrame cord is versatile and the perfect width for most macrame projects, from rugs and furniture to wall art and curtains. For smaller pieces, try 3mm or less and 8mm or above for huge pieces that stand out.
Macrame Tools You Need to Get Started
You don't need much to get started with macrame. For basic pieces, all you'll need is macrame cord in your chosen colour, some scissors and a support to tie your knots to. This can be a dowel stick or you can source some driftwood or a branch for a more organic, rustic look.
Macrame for Beginners
For your first project, a macrame DIY kit will give you everything you need to get started and provide easy step-by-step instructions for you to learn the basics. Shop our macrame plant hanger kit, dream catcher kit with macrame feathers, hanging terrarium kit, macrame rainbow kit and range of gorgeous wall hanging kits, including the Pepperell 3 Times the Charm kit with natural cotton cord and 3 glass jars to fill with flowers when you’re done!
Macrame for Professionals
Once you've mastered the basics, there's no limit to the number of items you can create! Professional macrame crafters can take on more complex macrame tutorials and learn more intricate knotting techniques. Or they can go freehand and create their own designs to decorate the home, including macrame curtains, table runners and hanging chairs.
The art of macrame consists of using different knots to create different patterns and textures in a piece of work. These knots range from basic to complex. It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with common macrame terms so here are the most basic macrame knots you'll come across -
- Square Knot
- Half Knot
- Overhand Knot
- Spiral Stitch
- Lark's Head Knot
- Reverse Lark's Head Knot
- Clove Hitch
- Double Half Hitch Knot
- Gathering Knot
These days, macrame art is a regular feature in many homes that embrace a bohemian interior design style. From feathery dreamcatchers to rugs, curtains and candle holders - adding a macrame piece to your home is the perfect way to capture that carefree, beachy vibe that's so in right now!
If you're in need of some interesting macrame patterns to fuel your inspiration and guide your next macrame project, there's plenty of books and step by step tutorials to be found online on sites such as Etsy, Pinterest, YouTube and Amazon. Discover wall hanging patterns, earring patterns, rug patterns, lantern patterns and so much more to suit any skill level.
Where to Buy All the Macrame Products and Supplies Online?
You can get all of your macrame supplies and macrame rope for your next DIY project right here at Riot Art & Craft. We've got DIY kits for beginners, including boho plant holders and wall hangings, as well as individual 6mm macrame cord that's bulky, durable and soft on hands.
FAQs About Macrame
What Kind of Material is Used for Macrame?
Macrame uses macrame cord, which consists of fibre strands that are braided or twisted together and knotted to create art. Our high-quality cord is perfect for any type of macrame project and can be woven together with feathers, beads and more for a unique masterpiece. It's:
- Never fused
- Soft on fingers
What is the Best Material for Macrame?
Macrame cord comes in natural and synthetic fibres with different sizes and textures. Natural cord, such as cotton, is softer and more pliable to work with. Synthetic cord is more suitable for outdoor projects as it's weather-resistant. Our macrame cord comes in different colours and can be used with pom poms, beads, feathers and more to create DIY bohemian art for your home or yourself!
What is the Purpose of Macrame?
Macrame can be used to create a ton of interesting items with a boho look, from home decor items to jewellery. It can also be combined with other craft materials, such as polymer clay to make earrings or acrylic paint to make a tie-dyed wall hanging. Here's just some of the projects you can make with macrame:
- Plant Hangers
- Wall Hangings
Is Macrame Easy to Learn?
It may look difficult, but macrame is actually very easy to learn if you follow a step-by-step tutorial. Our DIY kits are the perfect way to master the basics and include macrame cord, instructions and embellishments, such as wooden beads and feathers. Try these simple macrame projects:
- Plant hanger
- Wall art
- Hanging terrarium