SHOP UPDATE

We are taking a short break for the end of the kids easter holidays – all orders placed before 8pm BST Wednesday 14th April will be posted Thursday 15th.
Any orders after this point will be dispatched on Monday 19th.
Thank you all!

macrame and weaving supplies

 

Welcome to Hitch and Arrow. The UK’s original supplier of super soft luxe single twist string and rope for Macrame. We offer DIY supplies for macrame, weaving and fibre art. Based in Yorkshire, UK. Our mission is to inspire crafters and artists with the most sumptuous and beautiful fibre materials and cord. We also offer handmade macrame art for you, as making is at the heart of what we do. Thanks for stopping by!

Coloured String

Our Luxe Single twisted cotton string is the softest string on the market. It is made from a high thread count of gorgeous cotton, spun into one strand. You’ll find the luxe string to be softer than rope and feel lovely on the hands. It is great for macrame & weaving, especially wallhangings where you can get a gorgeous fringe by combing the strands.

Raw String

Our Luxe Single twisted cotton string is the softest string on the market. It is made from a high thread count of gorgeous cotton, spun into one strand. You’ll find the luxe string to be softer than rope and feel lovely on the hands. It is great for macrame & weaving, especially wallhangings where you can get a gorgeous fringe by combing the strands.

Coloured Rope

Our 3-ply rope is made of three entwined strands, forming a strong and sturdy cord which is great for structured pieces such as plant hangers. It is easier to knot than our luxe single twist string so it is also a great choice if you’re only beginning your macrame journey. When you finish a piece, the three strands can be unravelled to give a wavy fringe effect. This can be further combed out or left in wavy sections depending on the style preferred.

Raw Rope

Our 3-ply rope is made of three entwined strands, forming a strong and sturdy cord which is great for structured pieces such as plant hangers. It is easier to knot than our luxe single twist string so it is also a great choice if you’re only beginning your macrame journey. When you finish a piece, the three strands can be unravelled to give a wavy fringe effect. This can be further combed out or left in wavy sections depending on the style preferred.

Warp Thread

Our warp thread is the finest fibre we stock. At just 1.5mm thick, it is ideal to warp a loom, or for the smaller projects such as macrame jewellery, micro macrame or embroidery. Essentially a fine single twist thread it combs out to a lovely soft fringe and can be used to add fine detail to a larger piece of art.

How to Measure Rope for Macrame

Written By Amy Barker of Hitch and Arrow - Follow me on Instagram here. I also sell Macrame supplies, have a look here. So, how do you know how much cord to cut for your new Macrame piece? Let’s take a look. It’s a really common question and one that doesn’t have an easy answer as the types of knots and patterns in Macrame are pretty infinate in possibility.  While wasting cord is not ideal, running out of cord is an even worse situation, potentially wasting hours of your beautiful work!...

How to Choose Rope for Macrame

So this is a question I get asked A LOT. Macrame in its modern form is often done with a white or cream cotton rope. But which rope you ask?  Ok so there’s basically all sorts to choose from. I mean, you can pretty much knot any length of cord, twine or rope. Off the top of my head here is a list of materials that can be used for Macrame, with varying results and effects.  Cotton String Cotton 3 ply Rope Sash cord/ Braided Cord Luxe Cotton String Cotton String Jute rope/ twine Hemp rope/ twine...

our story

 

Hitch and Arrow was founded in 2017 by Amy Barker, a macrame artist herself, who loves experimenting with all things fibre.

Back in 2017 whilst on maternity leave Amy saw that macrame was gaining popularity but noticed a lack of high quality macrame string and rope in the UK. Amy made it her mission to source these materials for UK crafters and artists.