Asked on Jul 26, 2018

Anyone know of an inexpensive source for cotton cord and rope?

Carol ThomasFlipturnOliva
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  • Deb C
    Deb C
    on Jul 26, 2018

    Harbor freight.
    • Edie
      Edie
      on Jul 27, 2018

      Thanks, Deb. I checked Harbor Freight and found mostly poly cord. Not what I needed but thanks for suggestion...hadn't been in that store in awhile :)
  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Jul 27, 2018

    What are you wanting to make, and how much do you need?

    • Edie
      Edie
      on Jul 27, 2018

      Hi Flipturn! I want to make various macrame and weaving projects...some large some not so big. Length depends on dimension...so let's say 600ft to 1200ft. Craft sources too expensive now that macrame is a hot thing. Harbor Freight has mostly poly. Fluffy yarns are too soft. I'm open to different types of natural cord and smaller dimension rope. Hoping for white or very light neutral color.
  • Oliva
    Oliva
    on Jul 27, 2018

    Why not check out antique stores and flea markets where you'll find hundreds of feet of cotton clothesline.

    • Edie
      Edie
      on Jul 27, 2018

      Hmm, very interesting. I need to visit PA because it seems to be the best in antiques and unusual things! I visit lots of antique stores, thrift stores in SC and my favorite...estate sales. No luck with rope and cord...but you never know when some will appear!
  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Jul 27, 2018

    Ooh, those are large amounts indeed! I can see that purchasing by individual yardage for your projects would not be cost-effective.
    I would suggest that you check suppliers that sell climbing ropes,(outdoor/mountaineering) or marine ropes as I know that I have seen them sold off the rolls in these types of stores. If you can not find the cotton/narrow sizes that you are seeking, then next I would suggest that you check on ebay. If you click on 'international' as far as sources when you search, you should be able to find suppliers that sell at wholesale/bulk prices and ship directly from China or HongKong. I have not purchased rope this way, but I have purchased other sewing supplies such as upholstery trim in large amounts, and although it takes a little longer for shipping, the cost saving compared with retail was huge.
    Good luck with your project, and let us know how you make out with it!
  • Carol Thomas
    Carol Thomas
    on Jul 27, 2018

    I buy it on Amazon.

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