Tuesday, April 16, 2013


As of this date I see a come back of waxed cotton cord.  This is found in some beading departments of crafts stores and beading stores.
The book I purchased for making wicker is from the Nutshell News Plans Service, An Accent on Wicker, by Madelyn Cook written in 1983.  In it it called for Mac 27 waxed cotton macrame choker line.  I bought this book in the 1990s and couldn't find this stuff.  The miniature wicker artisans were using waxed linen from Ireland by then.
I was at Michaels and found the waxed cotton cord in the beading department.  They had a small amounts wound on card board and then I found a small ball in a tan color.  This ball of waxed cotton cord in not nearly a waxed as the linen but I think would work well.  It won't fuzz up and will take spray paint well.

Yes, I order my waxed linen from Royalwood, too, gotten expensive, though.


  1. I don't know if this is the same thing, but I used to order waxed linen in different colors for weaving small baskets from Royalwood. Here's a link: http://www.royalwoodltd.com/cat14-17ar.htm.

  2. Isn't that the way, if you wait long enough things come back around! I bet you are Pleased!


  3. Hi Kris, I found your blog while I was trying to price this miniature wicker book I'm listing on my local Craig's List. I'm so excited to see all of your wonderful tutorials! You really show lots of details and make it easy for even a beginner to follow your instructions. I pinned you on Pinterest so I can come back and try to read all of your tutorials. Thanks for taking your time to post all of these fabulous projects!

  4. I see I am a day late and a dollar short in responding here but you can get a fine waxed cord for making miniature wicker at any shop that sells materials for repairing sails. I have gotten some lovely tan colored waxed cord at West Marine in Florida. It comes with a substantial needle attached but just cut it off :-)