My Ideal Macramé Studio Setup | Links to Everything I Use as a Maker and Small Biz Owner !
Okay, so let's get started!
5 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR WORKSPACE AS A MACRAMÉ MAKER
- Fiber Materials ! I mean, duh! 😏
Let's jump right into the obvious! You need GREAT material, right? You want rope or cord that is easy to work with, eco-friendly, matches the color scheme you are going for and something that definitely isn't rough on your hands. Check out all of the options I have for you here!
If you are unsure of what materials you need to use for your projects, check out this blog post explaining the differences between rope and cord, as well as sizing!
GAME CHANGER. I don't know how I ever did macramé without it! Having one to hang my projects up on as opposed to sitting is key to making big wall hangings!
It's so convenient to have one that is adjustable and on wheels so I can move around as needed depending on the size of the project I am working on. 🙂
Speaking of hanging projects up, the easiest way to do this is with S-hooks! This way, you can either loop the rings for your plant hanger right on or slide in the rod you are creating a wall hanging on! 🙂
- Driftwood, wooden dowels, O-rings. . .
Basically anything you are putting the cord or rope on ! I love to find my driftwood at the beaches in Ventura!
A pair that is sharp and cuts easily through thick cord is oh-so essential! These are the ones that I use. 🙂
Before moving on to the small business essentials, let me take a quick sec to talk about storage. . .
With such a small space, I really need to make the most of each square foot. I use these wooden crates to organize the cord I am using and a console like this one to hide boxes, mailers, and, yup, even MORE cord.
As far as storing shop inventory, this pegboard is a total lifesaver! It helps me organize all my smaller items so I can see how many I have / need to make.
5 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR WORKSPACE AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
One of the top 3 best investments I have ever made for my business! This label printer has never let me down. The labels don't get stuck and it's SO. FAST. Super awesome that I can easily print my shipping labels at home. . .a huge upgrade from when I had to sneak and print them out at work, SHH! 😉Vista Print for all of my business cards, thank you cards and mailers! Follow the link to get $20 off your $40 order!
Stickers are such a fun freebie to add into your packaging! Trust me, your clients will love it! I use Sticker Mule for all of my stickers. Follow the link to get $10 off your first order!
- EcoEnclose Packaging
I strive to have CBTSS a very eco-friendly business! I am aware that everything I use creates an impact on this Earth, so all of my packaging materials are chosen with care! EcoEnclose is an awesome brand that focuses on recycled and compostable materials! I get my Kraft mailers here, hemp cord, tissue paper here!
Not as necessary but it really helps to set the mood and helps me focus. I love blending lemongrass with a hint of peppermint for focus. This is a pricer one that I have in my bedroom but I love the look!
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