Since launch in 2015 I have shipped to all corners of the world. I try to find the cheapest shipping options available and only charge for shipping what I pay myself (usually less). Rope is heavy and the shipping prices tend to increase the heavier the package is. Check shipping rates below for exact prices.
Createaholic is a one woman show and besides running this business I am also a mother nowadays! I try to complete and ship orders within 2 work days, and you can rest assured that if you place an order, I will do everything it takes (within reason) to make sure you receive it as fast as possible!
If you are located outside the EU and interested in a large order you can contact me to get a specific quota for cheapest shipping options possible to your specific location.
DHL and Postnord
- Postnord Logistics (the Swedish Postal Service). Once packages leaves Sweden they are handed over to your country's local Post Service. For small orders, there is a non-traceable cheaper option.
- Postnord Logistics (the Swedish Postal Service). Once packages leaves Sweden they are handed over to your country's local Post Service. You will be able to use the tracking number I send you on your local Postal Service's website, unless the shipping option you chose specify that it is non-traceable.
Please understand that international orders can take time until they arrive. While they normally arrive within 6-7 working days, sometimes the local postal service in your country takes a bit longer to deliver the package.
- For some orders I also use FedEx and UPS. These orders always come with a tracking number.
The vast majority of all orders come with a tracking number. Only orders that weigh very little will be shipped without a tracking number. You always have the option to choose a service which is traceable. See all the options for your particular country below.
If you live in Stockholm or here on a visit, I am happy for you to come by and check out my supplies in person, in other words visit me at home in the south of Stockholm! Just contact me 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.
If an item goes on back order we will ship you the entire order once the item becomes available.
Convert from SEK to your local currency. The rate charged for the shipping of your order is based on the weight of your products, and your location. Before the final checkout page you will be shown what the cost of shipping will be, and you will have a chance to not place your order if you change your mind.
I want to take a moment to say that errors and mistakes in a craft book is the author's absolute nightmare. I am sorry if you have gotten stuck or frustrated due to any of these errors below.
In the very first print there were two mistakes, step 2 third paragraph 3 on page 90 and step 19 on page 93. The correct version should read:
(Third paragraph) For the third row, skip 2 cords and work 2 alternating square knots, skip 8 cords, work another 4 alternating square knots, skip 8 cords, work another 4 alternating square knots. Repeat this sequence until the third row is completed, ending with 2 alternating square knots and 2 loose ends.
Tie a diamond using 8 cords underneath the last row of square knots. For the diamond to the left, begin with cord 5 as the filler cord and tie 4 diagonal clove hitches from right to left. For the right diamond, begin with cord 96 as filler cord and tie 4 diagonal clove hitches going left to right, then use cord 95 as the filler cord to tie 3 diagonal clove hitches from left to right. Complete the bottom half of each diamond by tying 3 diagonal clove hitches from left to right and 4 diagonal clove hitches from right to left, using the last knot to tie the diagonals together.
Help and frequently asked questions
This will be updated over time as more questions come in. :)
Some find the first two steps a little tricky to understand. While it does say to lay the cords parallel, you don't have to lay them straight (the 6m long cords for instance could make this difficult in a small space). The images below show you how you should align the cords (step 1). The proportions are not to scale but the images explain the way you place your cords.
I sometimes receive questions from readers who wonder if they can sell the items that they have made following the patterns in the book. While it is true that these designs are mine, you have my permission to sell, gift or do whatever you wish with your makes! If you publish them online, I ask that you add a note that says the following:
Design by Fanny Zedenius, pattern in the book 'Macramé'.
This is a very sensitive subject to many, and while some say that the law says that you can do whatever with what you make yourself, this is not exactly true. More importantly, the law is very different in different countries, some being very strict on this issue.
I want to emphasise that you are not allowed to sell the actual pattern (the illustrations and texts) or to make your own pattern based on my designs. This includes photocopying or in any way distributing the contents of the book.