Macrame Waxed Cords
4 Different Macrame Cords
When it comes the time to start making Macrame the only absolutely indispensable thing is the cord/thread.
With your own two hands and any kind of cord you can start knotting. There are endless choices of cord materials and sizes and thicknesses. For each specific situation one aims to find the thread that will work better and look better.
My own micro macrame experience started with waxed cords, since it was easier to hold the knotts as a beginner and since then I have tried lots of threads in different materials and brands which I bring to you now!
Linhasita - waxed polyester cord: This is a well known brand in the
world of Macrame. I have made my first creations using this waxed cord
and I loved to discover all the colors they have available. It is a high
quality cord from Brazil and waxed evenly , with the right amount of
wax. This waxed cord is round and twisted, giving it a certain pattern
and the possibility to split the cord.
2) CT Point - waxed polyester cord: After working with Linhasita and submerging in the Macrame world a friend introduced me to this polyester waxed cord from Italy. Also a really high quality cord, waxed carefully. This is a stupendous cord to work with and I loved the fact that it gave a different final look to my pieces, different from Linhasita. Also unlike Linhasita, this waxed cord is flat and braid, it won't split easily and leaves almost no pattern, it is smooth. The only problem was...I couldn't find anywhere. But now that I did, I bring it to you and if you love to knott and try different cords, I am sure you will love it!
3) CT Point - semi waxed polyester cord: With the discovery of a supplier for the waxed polyester cord come a new type of cord, the semi waxed. So, it is polyester but with less and almost no wax. To describe it, I would place it between Linhasita and CT Point waxed polyester cord to talk about the shape. It is flat braided but not as flat as the waxed one and not so round as Linhasita. And the braided aspect is more noticeable than the waxed cord. It is really smooth and it will give a more silky aspect to your creations. That being said, it won't be as easy to work with as the others due to the lack of wax, although you will still be able to burn the ends to finish it off. This is also an italian and high quality product and we have different sizes available, such as 1 mm, 0,8 mm, 0,6 mm and 0,4 mm.
4) Cotton waxed cord: I was really happy to find this cord, since they had lots of bright colors available and a spectrum of tones and it was a different material. It is a good quality waxed cord from Spain. The only problem is the uneven wax, which varies depending on the color spool. I usually scratch it off with my fingers while I am working with it. Apart from that it is a great cord in a great material and very resistant and manageable. This type of cord is also flat braided, although not as tight as the CT Point polyester waxed cord. It has no pattern.
So this are your recommendations and products available. Feel free to navigate through our website and check out the colors and ask for any information you want or need. We will get right back to you!In the future we hope to add new cord materials to our store, such as more natural cords like hemp and cotton ropes for macrame hanging projects.