Discover the 10 most essential Macrame tools to build the perfect Macrame Workstation and let me show you the best Macrame work stands and Macrame boards to create your own DIY workspace.

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What do you need for Macrame?

When you’re an absolute beginner, all you really need to Macrame are some cords and knowledge of the basic knots. I created my first Macrame plant hanger by simply attaching a hoop to my door handle with duct tape, just saying :-).

But, when you want to get more serious about your Macrame projects, there are quite some helpful tools available that you might want to give a try.

From gorgeous vintage razor-sharp scissors to lightweight Macrame project boards and adjustable work stands, here are my 10 favorite essentials to build the perfect Macrame workstation.

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How to Macrame?

New to Macrame? No worries, it’s actually very easy to learn! Check out my Macrame for Beginners Guide to quickly master the basic knots and discover all my best Macrame beginner tips.

I’ve also created a Macrame Supplies Guide with all my favorite brands for high-quality cords to make your projects look even more amazing!

Helpful Macrame Tools

Find out which essential tools can be super helpful when working on your Macrame projects.

#1 Craft Scissors

Because you’ll be doing a lot of cutting and trimming threads when working on your Macrame piece, I recommend treating yourself to a pair of gorgeous vintage embroidery scissors by BIHRTC.

These top-rated pointed edge craft scissors are known for their comfortable metal handle and sharp blades to help you quickly cut cords more precisely.

#2 Fringe Comb

When you’re looking for the best way to create a beautiful fringe for your Macrame piece, I recommend using a durable steel comb to unravel your threads.

#3 Precision Tweezers

When you need to unravel knots or make some changes to your work, it’s best to use some precision tweezers. This prevents the cords from getting damaged and it’s also a lot easier to undo any mistakes.

#4 Crochet Hooks

Especially when you make Macrame jewelry and work with smaller cords, crochet hooks always come in handy when having to pull your threads through small loops.

Small Macrame Workstation

Learn which tools you can use to set up a Macrame workstation for small projects such as coasters and jewelry.

#5 Corkboard

Corkboards are perfect for Macrame because you can use pins to secure your work, which is very useful when creating smaller projects such as Macrame jewelry or a Macrame purse.

Although any corkboard will do, it’s actually better to use one that is wrapped in plastic so you won’t find any cork residue in your Macrame projects. This corkboard is specially designed for Macrame projects and includes T-pins plus some helpful guides on the front.

#6 T-Pins

You can use any sort of pin to secure your project to a board, although I prefer T-pins because of the small handle on top for easy gripping.

#7 BeadSmith Macrame Board

I really love these handy BeadSmith Macrame Boards to work on smaller projects like bookmarks or jewelry. The specially designed notches on all sides will hold your cord securely in place so you won’t need any pins.

Due to its lightweight material, you can take these boards with you wherever you go!

The BeadSmith Macrame Boards come in two sizes: Mini Macrame Board: 6″ x 9″ inches (15 x 23 cm), perfect for micro-macrame, and a Large Macrame Board: 14″ x 10″ inches (36 x 25 cm).

Vertical Macrame Workstation

Discover what you need to build the perfect vertical Macrame workstation for bigger projects such as wall hangings and planters.

#8 Macrame Work Stand

Most fiber artists use a simple adjustable clothing rack to hang their work. Combined with some large S-hooks and elastic bands to keep the hooks in place, you can easily adjust the height of your workspace for each stage of your project.

How To Build The Perfect Macrame Workstation - 10 Macrame Essentials

I like to have a clothing rack with multiple adjustable bars, so I can work on different projects at the same time. Extra bars can also be useful to store your cord spools and cutting ropes for your projects. Spinning the spool from a bar instead of letting them flop all over your floor can be a lifesaver, especially when you have pets!

#9 Large S-hooks

You will need some Large S-hooks to secure your rods or wood to the clothing rack.

Tip: When the dowel or wood is still too thick for your S-hooks, you can also use a cord to attach your work to the clothing rack. This works even better for pieces of wood that aren’t straight, as you can adjust the cord by tying knots on different heights.


My best tip for storing all your Macrame supplies and accessories.

#10 Macrame Basket

My favorite thing to do when I need inspiration for my next project is going through my Macrame craft basket. It’s filled with gorgeous ropes, wooden rings, driftwood, gemstones, and everything I could ever need for a crafty Sunday.

How To Build The Perfect Macrame Workstation - 10 Macrame Essentials

Inside the basket, I also keep a jar filled with all my leftover cords from previous projects. I recommend always saving these because trust me, you’ll need them!

I wish you a wonderful time creating the perfect Macrame workstation! Make sure to show me yours by tagging me on Instagram via @macrameforbeginners and #macrameforbeginners.

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Macrame for Beginners

Welcome to my blog, where I love to teach and inspire you to create your very own Macrame decorations.

Check out these Easy Macrame Beginner Projects to get started and visit my Shop for the best Macrame supplies.

New to Macrame? No worries, it’s super easy to learn! Check out my Macrame for Beginners Guide and learn the basic knots within 5 minutes.

Happy Knotting!


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