I have been asked many time how I store my macrame?
As you make more and more macrame for your small business you need to find ways to store them properly to keep them fresh and dust-free. You might keep them hanging on your rail for a few days to make sure they are finished but when it’s time to make the next piece, you need to make sure you store your pieces with care. Most of us start by storing them in a draw or a shelf, but soon you might run out of space!
These are the 3 methods I use to store my macrame work.
- Large cardboard box (or plastic)
This is a great way to keep all your pieces flat. You can place tissue paper between them to make it easy to lift them without touching them.
Plastic boxes are a better option if you are storing your pieces in the garage or loft and you don’t want insects to sneak in or you are worried about humidity and damp.
2. Wrap in fabric sheet
For larger pieces, I fold them in canva sheets or old bed sheets or similar.
I open the canva sheet on the floor, place the macrame on one end and then start rolling the macrame like a carpet. Then I use some string to close the ends and the middle. You can store them upright in a corner of your studio, on a top shelf or under the bed if you have run out of space!
3. Vintage picnic baskets
I got mine from the Facebook Marketplace for a few pounds. This is the perfect storage for small to medium size macrame. You can roll or fold them and place them inside. You can add some paper or fabric at the bottom for extra protection. The great thing about vintage picnic baskets or suitcases is that the looks cool and they are a great props for social media posts.
I hope you have found these tips useful. How do you store your macrame? Do you use a different method? Please let me know by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org