Asked on Oct 3, 2017

I made a macrama wall hanging many years ago. I went to hang it up and

Crystal PetersonJanina FrunziDande,OR


Not sure what I used. Twine ? Thank you for your answers. However I'm sorry part of my question didn't post. My question is the twine is shedding and needs something to preserve it. What can I use?
8 answers
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Take the piece with you to a hobby store and see if you can match the material you used, or perhaps something really close in color.
    • Lilly Fowler
      on Oct 4, 2017

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  • I might try yarn, leather, ribbon. Take to the hobby and craft store with you and try different things till you find what suits your taste.
  • Denisenewby
    on Oct 3, 2017

    It is jute - at least that's what we used in the 70's. Not sure what to do about the shedding, sometimes a good spritz of hairspray works... Nice job on it, by the way!
  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I would try a spray sealer.
  • Kris
    on Oct 4, 2017


  • Dande,OR
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Jute is a strong, coarse fiber used for making burlap, gunny, cordage, etc., obtained from two East Indian plants, Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, of the linden family.

    In middle school (70's) we made a lot of macrame hanging and plant hangers. We always got rid of the shedding with a lighter, just lightly singe the surface than it will be smooth. You then can seal it with spray like scotch guard.
    • Linda Davis
      on Oct 7, 2017

      Wouldn’t use a lighter after many years of drying. Hair spray( in a ventilated area). Spray small area at a time then smooth flyaways. Jute is available at craft stores, but maybe try some other organic type materials. Leather bits woven in or some weather beads and baubles, sticks, corn shucks,....
  • Janina Frunzi
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Look online for macrame cord. A lot of online sites still sell it. Google online craft suppliers of macrame cord & take it from there. I also agree with the person who told you to use a clear spray sealer. Give it a few coats depending on how badly it's fraying (ut looks really good to me). Naturally do it outside & let it dry completely between coats. Good luck.
  • Crystal Peterson
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Spray with polycrylic
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