Frequently Asked Questions
As soon as I started sharing images of my macrame knotted jewellery I was asked many questions from those who also was interested in this craft.
Now I am collecting the answers here. I hope it will help you, and of course it will help me too. 😀 I only have to ask you to read this. 😉 🙂
– What kind of cord do you use?
I use several kind of thread, I mostly love working with Linhasita. 🙂 That is the best for me. Of course there are many cords besides I haven’t tried yet.
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– What kind of knotting board do you use?
My choice is a no longer used swimming board. My children don’t use it anymore and I tried it and it works very well. I covered it with textile leather and it is perfect for knotting because the pins stay in their place and they don’t transpierce. It is portabe and I can take it with me anywhere I go in the house or in the garden. 🙂
– What do you do when there is too much wax on the cord?
Yes, sometimes there is too much wax on the cord even on the best Linhasita. I use several techniques to get rid of it. One of them is when preparing and cutting the cords before knotting I put them between paper towels and gently iron it for some seconds and check often. The paper towel absorbs the melted wax. You only have to be careful not to melt the polyester cord when ironing.
Another technique is to boil some water and put the cut cord in it, the unnecessary wax will melt from the cords. You then have to let dry the cord and it is ready to use.
The third method is like the first one: but you first knot the necklace or anything you want and you iron it between paper towels after knotting. You have to be very careful not to melt it too much.