Macrame Cord: Hemp

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Macrame knots using hemp

Hemp is preferred to other fiber cords for Macrame jewelry projects.  This is because it knots easily and will hold the knots well.  Hemp is smooth enough to be worn comfortably against your skin so it is ideal for all jewelry projects.  Although jute cord is very similar to hemp cording, jute is much too scratchy to use for Macrame jewelry projects.  Hemp comes in variety of sizes and finishes.  This includes thread-weight hemp all the way to heavy hemp roping.  Hemp has a natural color of a medium tan, however you can buy jewelry weight hemp that is dyed in a variety of colors.

Hemp is very easy to use, and is favored by beginners due to its ease of use. It’s also fairly inexpensive, so it’s great to practice with.

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