Hi! I wanted to write a post about different types of macrame cord, rope and supplies so that you can see the different types and decide what kind you want to use for your projects.
I tested out all of these styles of macrame cord or macrame rope I guess you could say so that you can see them in action.
My Favorite Macrame Cord
My personal favorite is the single strand macrame cord. I love the softness of it and how it looks when it’s frayed out.
Here is a photo of what the single strand looks like in action. This style of macrame cord would be best for wall hangings or plant hangers.
My 2nd favorite macrame cord is more of a rope style. It has a more defined twist and a sturdy structure. This type of cord also frays well but needs more work to fray it. This style is also great for wall hangings, but also things that need a stiffer cord like keychains.
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The other cord that I have used before is more of a braided cord. This is much sturdier and great for keychains. I don’t think this one is as pretty for wall hangings though, although you could in a pinch.
Here are some keychains using this style of cord.
Macrame cord and rope also comes in different thicknesses. The ones you have seen so far are 4mm, but this next one is 6mm. This bonnie brand craft cord is popular online and at Hobby Lobby, so I got some to test it out. It has a much more “plastic” feel as the fibers are polyolefin. I also don’t like how this one frays out. I do think, however, that this would be a good option for outdoor projects and you can heat fuse the ends for a more secure finish.
Speaking of fraying out, here are some comparison of the different cords and ropes and how they fray. If you are making a project that has this feature, you will want it to look nice. My least favorite are the bonnie craft cord and the braided rope. I much prefer the more natural fibers.
Which macrame cord is your favorite! Check out lots of craft supply options on my Amazon store!
Here are some other supplies that are great for macrame projects!