3 macrame tools that will instantly change the way you work | Showit Blog

One of the great things, when you start macrame, is that you don’t really need any tools or equipment.

However, like your love for macrame grows and you make macrame more frequently, there are 3 tools that will improve the way you work. I have been doing macrame since 2016 and I believe these three tools are worth investing in and they are not that expensive either.

Corner of my studio

Adjustable clothes rail on casters

As soon as you start making medium to large wall hangings, having an adjustable clothes rail will make your life much easier. Your rail becomes your working station.

Firstly you will be able to hang your macrame while you are making and adjust the height depending if you decide to work while standing or sitting on a chair/stool/floor. Knotting for longer than 30 minutes is a proper workout and your shoulders and back could start to ache. So it’s important that you look after your posture. (I also recommend regular stretching and taking regular breaks).

Secondly, as you make a larger macrame it might take longer than a day to finish it and it’s much easier to store your work, without damaging it, by keeping it on the rail and moving it somewhere that’s not in the way.

Thirdly, you can work on more than one piece at a time by hanging various macrame on your rail.

My rails are from IKEA, but you can find similar ones online.

Myself teaching a macrame workshop and the students use a rail to hang their work

‘S’ hooks

These are probably the first things you are going to buy. It helps if you hung your macrame wall hanging or planters from your rail. Mine are not regular ‘S’ hooks, the size at the top is bigger than the bottom. I found these very handy because they can fit different sizes of wooden dowels.

I got mine from Amazon, and you can find similar ones online.

‘S’ hooks

Sharp scissors

You can use craft scissors when you prep your strings, but when you are cutting fringes and make items like feathers you need the best macrame scissors, they need to be super sharp to get a neat edge. That’s what makes the macrame final look outstanding.

In the past few years, I have used many different types of scissors and I have found that the best macrame scissors are from Fiskars. I keep this pair of scissors only for cutting macrame fringes and I use the others for my prep.

As I said, investing in the best macrame scissors is a must to complete your macrame look, especially if you are planning to sell your macrame.

Once you have these 3 essential macrame tools your macrame making will improve and become quicker and better.

If you are looking to learn how to improve your macrame skills, check the macrame page and all the opportunities to macrame with me.

My most popular and successful macrame online course

Happy Knotting

Isabella x

3 macrame tools that will instantly change the way you work