A traditional craft dating back centuries, macramé involves creating decorative knots using various yarns. It has become increasingly popular, with many people now turning their hobby into a money-making business.In this guide, we take a look at 5 fantastic ways to start making money from this wonderful craft.
- Sell to family and friendsStart by selling to friends and family as this allows you to see what’s popular and test out your pricing. It will also enable you to see how well you are able to juggle creating your pieces and managing the financial elements of a small business, whilst continuing your day job and other commitments. Perhaps start with a macrame kit which provides you with detailed instructions and all the necessary materials. A variety of macrame kits can be browsed at specialist sites such as Wool Couture.
2. Sell to a local craft fair
People who come to craft fairs are usually looking for cheaper products that are unique in design. Ensuring you have a range of such products, such as bracelets, earrings and necklaces will both be appealing to customers and shouldn’t be too time-consuming to make. Research shows that these products are in high demand due to their elegant appearance.
3. Become a wholesaler
If you have local shops that sell boho-themed items, why not ask them if they would be interested in stocking some of your work? The store will then promote your goods and sell them on your behalf for a small fee.
4. Set up a workshop
Why not teach your craft through a workshop? Announce on Facebook or use flyers in the local community to gather interest. If enough people are interested, then set up regular workshop sessions. Workshops allow face-to-face conversations and are a great way to spread the news about your new business.
5. Social media
Using social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or TikTok is a great way to showcase your items. Visually appealing content draws viewers in, attracting potential customers and creating interest in your macrame items.