FAQ| California Dreaming Macrame
FAQ: Questions and answers about macramé and California Dreaming
1. WHERE DO YOUR rope COME FROM?
Sustainability and fair production conditions do not stop with clothing and food. Our rope factories, with which we have been working closely for many years, attach great importance to 012751 the high quality of their rope as well as to fair working conditions [012751 012751] of their employees. In the following, we will explain to you in more detail where our macramé yarn or rope.
Our recycled macramé rope comes from a small Spanish family business, which has been producing its rope exclusively from surplus raw materials from the textile industry since 1956. The small manufactory is idyllically located right next to the family's home on a river that used to play a major role in the production of the rope. There, the parents of the current owner spun their yarn with their own hands using branches. Today, the rope factory has machines that do this work. The raw cotton comes from surpluses from the textile industry, and is first shredded into small pieces. Yarn is then extracted from it, which is finally processed into twisted or twisted rope. This means that no individual dyeing processes take place here, but rather the raw materials that are left over from the textile industry are used. For this reason, some colors are only available seasonally, i.e. if you want to buy a specific rope for your project, we always advise you to always plan enough rope for it, as we cannot guarantee that the same batch of paint will come back again.
2. WHAT YARN GAUGE IS SUITABLE FOR MY PROJECT?
Especially if you are a beginner, the sheer selection of yarns and ropes may overwhelm you a little. Which yarn gauge is the right one depends mainly on what you want to make of it. For very filigree works such as jewellery or key rings, macramé yarn 2mm, 2.5mm or a yarn thickness of 3mm is ideal.
Macrame yarn in 4mm thickness has a standard thickness that is suitable for a wide range of projects, making it ideal for beginners. For example, it is ideal for Wall Hangings, Plant Hangers, coasters, dream catchers, bags or curtains. But macramé yarn in 5mm is also a good choice for this. You can also use this wonderfully for larger projects.
3. HOW MANY METERS OF ROPE DO I NEED TO PLAN FOR MY MACRAMÉ PROJECT?It's not easy to define exactly how many meters you need for your project. The required length depends on various factors, e.g. yarn thickness or Rope thickness, type of knots, density of knots or strength of your knots will determine the length of yarn required for your macramé project. However, you can always calculate with a rough rule of thumb:
USE THE RULE OF THUMB TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT PITCH OF ROPE:
HOW TO CALCULATE MACRAMÉ YARN CORRECTLY - A CASE STUDY:
A Wall Hangings of 1.40m length knotted from 4mm rope:
If you use a Macramé Wall Hanging with 4mm thick yarn or If you want to tie rope (whether twisted, braided or single strand), and you want your Wall Hangings to be 1.40m long, you should plan at least 7m long rope for this design (7m/1.40m = 5). As soon as the rope is attached to the wooden stick or branch with a lark's head, the rope is already halved. So you start with lines of 3.50m. Now you have enough rope (2.10m) to link a pattern of your choice. You can see how far you can get with it in the course of knotting. It is not always necessary to "knot" a Macramé Wall Hanging from top to bottom: unknotted areas often provide a welcome boundary to a new pattern, and give already existing patterns "room to breathe". Here is the exciting challenge of using the existing rope in a playful way that you are satisfied with the result.
A Plant Hanger of 1.30m length knotted from 2.5mm rope:
If you want to make a Plant Hanger of 1.30m length from 2.5mm thick rope, we recommend starting with 4m long ropes. Once the rope are hung on the wooden ring or metal ring, you have 2m long strings to knot. With a classically knotted Plant Hanger, start to knot the upper part, and change after approx. 10-20cm knot the rollers of the rope (the previous working strand becomes the carrier strand and vice versa). Now knot the next element until all rope have reached the same length again before knotting the basket part.
>>> More macramé patterns can be found here.
4. I USE THE CALIFORNIA DREAMING ROPE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. ARE THERE DISCOUNTS FOR ARTISTS WHO RUN A BUSINESS?
Yes of course! We know the challenges of the creative business, and would like to support you in making your creative business as profitable as possible! If you can show us that you use California Dreaming material commercially (it doesn't have to be limited to macramé!), du will receive a permanent 15% artist discount. Either send us a link to your shop (Etsy, website, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Artist Discount.
If you have an internet presence or are a blogger and are interested in collaborating with California Dreaming, please send us an email email@example.com with 012759 the subject Collaboration. We look forward to hearing from you!
5. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWISTED AND TWISTED ROPE?
The difference between rotated "twisted rope") and twisted rope. "Single Strand Cord" or "Thong") is mainly due to the fact that the twisted rope consists of several layers of yarn and the twisted rope consists of only one layer of many yarn. We are talking about 2-ply, 3-ply, 4-ply, etc. Rope, this has the quality that it has a higher breaking load, which is of particular interest in projects such as Plant Hangers, the contents of which weigh several kilos.
The twisted yarn is particularly suitable for combing out, and is therefore particularly popular in the production of wall hangings. Both variants are suitable for beginners and are independent of severity.
6. WHICH SHIPPING SERVICE DO YOU USE TO SHIP THE ORDERS?
Our shipping partners are DPD and DHL, the postage fees are 4.95 Euro throughout Germany, regardless of the weight and type of product. From a value of 50 euros, we will ship your order free of charge within Germany (except for SALE campaigns). We can also arrange express deliveries with other service providers, just get in touch with us.
7. CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER IN PERSON?
If you live in Berlin, you are also welcome to pick up your order directly from our studio. To do this, select the "Pickup" option in the checkout and enter your desired pickup time. We will confirm the date as soon as your order is ready for collection. For more information on shipping and pickup, please visit our Shipping page.
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