Where to buy Macramé Rope Cords in Malaysia

Macrame rope cords MalaysiaIf you are into macramé, you would be wondering where to buy macramé rope cords in Malaysia. Well, to make it easy, Green Daun craft shop sells macramé rope in Petaling Jaya, and we carry four to five different types of cotton macramé cords for your projects.

The macramé cords we sell are in lengths of five meters per lot and they come in twist style or braid style macramé cords.

*Please Note – As of Jan 1, 2020, we only sell certain sizes like 2 mm and 3.5mm cotton cords in our shop.

No Longer For Sale
Some of the items are no longer for sale at our shop.

This craft is not very popular, but since the digital era came full force, many have found resources to learn how to make or do macramé designs.

Where to buy Macramé Rope Cords in Malaysia

As a macramé maker, you may have found it difficult to find a source to get these cotton rope, and now Green Daun stocks them in four sizes. They come in thickness of 1mm, 2.5mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 7mm, and is sold in bundles.

This means, you need to purchase them as an entire bundle. The 5mm, 6mm and 7mm cords come in 100 yard (91 meter) bundles. The smaller sizes come in 12 or 22 yard bundles. The smaller sizes are by weight.

Some people call them macrame cords, but they are actually known as macrame rope or string, but many need to know how to pronounce it. Macrame is pronounced – ‘Ma-cra-may’.

In the Boho or Bohemian fashion and lifestyle trends, macrame is one of those arts and crafts that blend in well with the Boho theme. Creative people can even create a macrame top for women.

These cotton ropes are best used for macramé weaving, where artisans create all sorts of home decorations using them.

The most popular being flower pot holders, which have been around for many years now. A lot of DIY projects include twisted cotton rope projects and there are many things you can make.

Malaysia Macrame Classes
Macramé weaving

Macramé Rope Information

Many find this quite confusing, especially in Malaysia where a thick nylon cord or jute cord is often termed as a macramé rope.

The thing you should look out for in getting a macramé rope is the composition, strength, twist or weaved, stiffness, texture, width and quantity.

Some cords are rough, like jute or hemp, hence when you do macramé with those kind of cords, you will feel the roughness and your fingers will get tired or even hurt.

Macrame Cotton String Cord 1mm
1mm Macramé cotton string in an entire ball – Not available.

Jute or hemp is harsh and hard, making it tough to do macramé knotting. The trick about macramé is the knotting process, and you need a medium texture to do this.

Cotton rope is still one of the best macramé materials to use, as it is medium strength and tends to hold the knots.

When your project is finished, it falls beautifully and looks authentic. However, it also depends on the artist or person doing the project.

Small macrame cord Malaysia
A 2.5mm small macramé cord for sale at Green Daun craft shop

Macramé Ideas

Most people will go for the wall decorations or pot hangers, but there are some out there who incorporate making a dream catcher using macramé techniques, which is totally different from your commercial dream catcher.

The feathers section is replaced with a macramé weaving, which gives the dream catcher a very modern contemporary look and feel.

At the end of the day, there is no law on how you do your macramé design. Every person has their own style, therefore it is an individual preference when making macramé.

But the basic is using the right rope to make your designs, and as a beginner, we highly recommend using cotton rope for macramé in Malaysia.

We have seen makers use this rope to create all sorts of decorations and some of them, as large as curtains.

The most common being simple contemporary wall decorations and flower pot holders or plant holders. Other creative ideas include making bags, jewelry, table runners, curtains and more.

Macrame decoration
Creative ideas using macramé

Macramé Classes in Malaysia

Even though we would love to conduct macramé classes in Malaysia, we simply do not have the time to do so.

So sorry to say that Green Daun does not teach macramé classes. We recommend you search on YouTube for simple macramé tutorials and learn from there.

There are in fact a few people that teach modern macramé classes in Malaysia, but you need to look for them online. We only sell the materials for macramé making, including the macramé rings and rope.

5mm macramé rope cord that is sold at Green Daun

Colored Macramé Rope in Malaysia

These are really hard to get, but from what we know, it is best to do your own dying process on the standard macramé rope. You simply need to get fabric dye and create your own colors in this process.

At Green Daun craft shop, we only sell the standard macramé rope which is a beige or off white color. You can buy the original rope, then get some fabric dye and experiment on your own.

We are sorry that we do not sell the fabric dyes. But you can check this list of craft shops in Petaling Jaya or KL.

One of the creative wall decorations using macramé

Alternative to Macramé Rope

As this craft is flexible, you can use thick nylon cord, Chinese cord or even twisted cotton yard as a substitute for a macramé cord.

This is common in Malaysia as it is really hard to find macramé rope here, so many makers will just resort to the alternative.

But now, you know where to buy macramé rope cords in Malaysia, you can simply walk into our craft shop in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

As a beginner, I would highly recommend you drop by our shop to see the macramé rope and we will also be happy to share whatever information with you, especially if you have questions on this.

Samples of macramé flower pot holders

Where is Green Daun Craft Shop?

We are located in Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. Here are directions to Green Daun craft shop, especially if you are driving. Use Waze or Google Maps and key in Green Daun Craft Shop to get directions here.

At our retail shop, we sell macramé rings, dream catcher rings, feathers, beading materials and many other specialized items in our shop.


Those who make jewellery will also find beading accessories, crystal beads and other related items in our craft shop in PJ.

If you need additional information, please call us at our craft hotline. We are closed on Mondays, and we are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM, and till 6.00 PM on Sundays and public holidays.

You can now buy macramé rope cords in Malaysia from our shop as we stock them in various sizes. If you need large quantities, you need to order in advance.

1 Comment
  1. wahidah says

    hi there..do you sell the strings online as my home is far from your shop..

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