This short series of quick fire FAQs will tackle my most commonly asked questions.
Today I will answer: How much Macrame Cord do I need? Macrame Maths unravelled!...
#1 - Rule of thumb - STANDARD HANGINGS
4.5x the length of the hanging
A good rule of thumb is 4.5x the length of the intended piece. This advice sits within my Top tips for making your first macrame wall hanging
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#2 - Maybe a little longer?
HANGINGS WITH DIAGONAL HITCHES
6.5x the length of the hanging
But only if your hanging will feature several diagonal hitches as these knots gobble up cotton like nobody’s business, true also for complex patterns
#3 - How many Reels should I get?
ORDERING COTTON NEED TO KNOW
I always say order two reels from the same batch!
It’s important to have enough cotton from the same batch before you start making any hanging. Before I began stocking cotton, I would always buy two reels at a time to guarantee it would come from the same batch. Even subtle changes in the yarn manufacture can make big difference to the overall quality of the hanging!
Ordering two 3mm cords at a time will give you 400 meters of guaranteed, same batch cotton to play with, alongside complete peace of mind.
#4 - SUPPLIERS
Most of my hangings are made from my 3mm Macramé Cotton because:
- you get 240 meters in a reel
- its affordable
- it’s great quality.
Think, what sort of a hanging can you make with 1 reel of approximately 240 meters? With some careful planning, you could make something very large, and very impressive like this >>>
Remember to go to the Shop here for all the cotton you need to start making hangings.
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