Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! I try to find the cheapest shipping options available and only charge for shipping what I pay myself (or less), but the fact is that shipping from Sweden to other countries can be a bit expensive. Furthermore, rope is very heavy and the shipping prices tend to increase the heavier the package is. Check my Shipping page for all information.
Check my Shipping page for all information.
You can choose to pay with either Paypal or your own credit card.
I am happy for you to come by and check out my supplies in person, in other words visit me at home! Just send me a message and we can try to find a good time that suits us both. Once here, I accept payment via Swish, not cash. If you don't have Swish we will make a payment through the website. Unfortunately I can't take card payments anymore.
For most of my products, you get a 5 or 10 percent automatic discount if you buy two or more of the same item. In other words, you cannot purchase two different coloured ropes and get the discount.
To activate the discount, you have to add the products to your cart from the actual product page. Click on the product and then the "Add to cart" button - do not add the product by clicking the "Buy now" button in the product collection list.
Most likely it is because you already are using the 'buy more, save more' discount because it cancels out other discounts. To go around this, go to your cart and add the discount code in the bottom right corner.
Cord: When I use the word 'cord' I use it as a generic term referring to any type of rope or string. Usually I use the words 'string' and 'rope' when referring to the specific material you have before it is cut in smaller lengths for your project. The cords are therefor the separate lengths of string/rope you cut.
Rope: I use the word 'rope' to refer to cord that is either multiple-ply twist or braided.
String: I use the word 'string' to refer to cord which is made of multiple fibers that are twisted together - a single twist as opposed to 3-ply twist, for example.
Ropes are sturdier and stronger than string, while string is softer and easier to fray.
This is a common question with no easy or even right answer. What cord you should choose depends on a number of factors. First of all, think of cord size. Are you aiming for intricacy or larger scale pieces? For intricacy, I would personally not use cords thicker than 3mm. For larger scale pieces you can use really thick ropes. The thicker the rope, the quicker you will be able to make large and chunky pieces. My favourites are 4-8mm for any piece larger than ≈100x100cm. But this is really a preference thing!
When it comes to choosing between natural fibers (cotton, hemp, jute) or synthetic fibers it is all about your own personal style. The only time it is important to carefully consider is when you are making items that will be subjected to humidity or water - then you should naturally choose cords that aren't sensitive to this. Furthermore, macramé requires using your hands, so choosing a type of cord that will be as kind to your skin as possible is always an added plus. For that reason I personally love the single twisted cotton string!
When it comes to the type of cord you should choose (single twist/multiple-ply rope/braided), it is once again a preference thing. I usually recommend 3-ply rope or braided rope to anyone who is a complete beginner since they are sturdier and the fibres in these types of ropes holds together which can make it easier when you tie your knots. The single twist string also holds together well, but there's no denying it frays up easier. This is however a very good thing for anyone wanting a piece that is fluffy and with soft tassels or cord ends.
One last important thing is for anyone planning on making something that will be used by and/or for a child/baby. Remember that ropes and string made for crafting usually don't have any of the certifications that (for example) clothes and children's toys have. If you are making a child swing, a teether or a pacifier holder for example, make sure you are using materials that are friendly towards children's sensitive skin.
Another very common question! This naturally depends on the size and design of your project, but a good rule of thumb if you're a beginner is that you need more than you think!
For a plant hanger you can use anywhere between 6-100 meters depending on how you make it, but a "classic" macramé plant hanger is often made with about 30-40 meters for example.
With wall hangings it's impossible to say an exact number since the design (types of knots, pattern, thickness of cord) and the size of the finished piece will affect how much you need. If you are just going to create something without knowing beforehand what design you will make and you will just improvise as you go, I would aim for somewhere between 3-5 times the length of the finished piece you want. In other words, if you would want to make a 1 meter tall wall hanging I would start with cords that are between 3-5 meter long. You would therefore cut each cord 6-10 meters since you fold your cord in half when you attach it to a dowel/branch or anchor cord.
If you would still like some form of hint as to how many meters you usually use for macramé wall hangings I personally use approximately these amounts:
Small wall hangings: 50-80 meters
Medium wall hangings: 80-200 meters
Large wall hangings: 200-600 meters
Large wall hangings with lots of intricacy: 600->1000 meters
Yes! You can order samples here. I only charge you for the cost of posting the samples. Please note that I need you to specify which types you would like me to include. This can be done in the message box when you click on your shopping cart. Specify which colours, rope and/or string, plus thickness you want.
My rope comes from two different manufacturers, one in Sweden and one in Turkey. The rope bundles and all the single twist string is made in Turkey, while the organic 3-ply rope on spools is made in Sweden.
Yes. If you have a registered EU VAT company I can send you an invoice for bank transfer without VAT included. I also offer wholesale prices for larger orders, but only to EU VAT registered companies. Contact me and I can send you a list of prices.
Yes! Since early 2015, I have been selling my hand made macramé art to homes all around the world. You can check out what I currently have in stock here, but feel free to contact me if you would like a previous sold out design of mine, or something completely new!
Yes when time allows it. I love creating something special that is tailored to a specific space or event. Contact me and we can discuss your vision, ideas and preferences and come up with something really unique!
Of course! I have done collaborations through Instagram previously and I’m open to more collaborations with people or companies that I admire and have an interest in. Contact me and we’ll can discuss it.
In my shop I sell the original English versions of Macramé and Macramé 2. When you buy from me I sign and send your book with a personal message. :) However, you may very well find my book closer to you and save on shipping depending on where you live. My book can be found in most good book stores and of course on Amazon. Google is your friend here mate!
You can see updated lists of the different editions and all translations on the books' respective pages. Click here to see all the translations of Macramé, and here to see all the translations of Macramé 2.
If you need more in depth guidance (as opposed to having a simple question) you can consider getting help from me through an app called Kebitz. There you can post your questions and describe the help you would like and I can check to see if it is something I can help you with for a small fee. You will get personalised answers with illustrations and/or videos and whatever you may need!
My first book is great for beginners, if I may say so myself! ;) I have heard back from many people who have told me that this book got them started on their personal macramé journey. However, there is still lots of room for developing of skills, so even if you have some of the basics down I am sure you will find that this book is still great for gaining some more in-depth knowledge and inspiration!
My second book is also very useful for beginners, but it does have more advanced projects that may be a little intimidating if you are a complete beginner. Still, it includes all instructions for knots and has lots of other very useful tips and instructions that you will have great use of!
Yes actually, frequently! I teach beginners and intermediate knotters how to tie intricate plant hangers and wall hangings. I host the workshops in my home and studio in Årstadal in Stockholm to a small group of people (not more than 8 per workshop).