View Full Version : straw for crochet bag??

03-08-2008, 01:09 AM
Hi-DOES anyone know where i can buy or another name for straw yarn??

i've looked at online craft stores, john lewis, knit shops-nothing? are straw crochet bags even made from straw?

somone suggested rappia but it looks too thick.

03-08-2008, 09:46 AM
At a quick guess it may be jute you are looking for. I think it is much stronger than raffia and made from plant fibres rather than leaves like raffia.


04-08-2008, 03:40 PM
Maybe hemp thread? I've never used it but it seems suitable.

Hope it helps.


04-08-2008, 04:45 PM
thank you for your suggestions, I've done some more research and found that the bag is macrame and I think the best material would be jute but a prcoessed jute for smoothness which is proving very difficult to find-i can only find one supplier in america and they're expensive-if anyone has other suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. thanks.

04-08-2008, 04:56 PM
back in Poland I used to make macrama from juta, but it wasn`t that smooth and it was plant pots covers and baskets we made...

maybe I will try to look if they have got nice one for bags - it can`t be that expensive

04-08-2008, 05:54 PM
I know there is another straw I used to make baskets from it is called sisal or sizal, a thread made from agava (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave) and is very strong... hope this would help :)

04-08-2008, 08:16 PM
I know this is a funeral page but it seems they grow and produce their own jute so they may be able to help.
or these

Ahha just found this site which sells it.