A friend recently asked what kind of twine I use on my projects, so I pulled some of my favorites out of my stash to show you, and her. Sometimes it's just better to SEE, right!? I don't like "wimpy" when it comes to string and twine (or coffee! Ha!) ... and these have become some of my go-to's.
If I had to choose one absolute favorite, it would be the chocolate brown Natural Polished Brown Hemp cord (the one on the right, above). I use it on almost every holiday craft I make. It's masculine and country, and just perfect, in my opinion. The 100yd roll can be found in the beading section of Walmart (I've never seen it elsewhere), and usually priced at $4.99. I always have at least 1 spare roll in my stash.
I also really like the Elements Hemp Jewelry Cord (the one on the left, above). Not as rich of a color, but certainly country and rustic in all the right ways!
I keep the roll I'm currently using in a glass jar. I punch a hole in the canning lid and thread the cord through the hole, so I don't have to open the jar every time I want a piece for my project. The jar keeps the cord clean, tidy, and well, cute!
I also LOVE the Creative Impressions Twine Expressions. These are rolls of 500yds, so much larger than your average rolls of twine. The twine is wispy and frayed, and great for when I want a lighter embellishment. I love using this twine in several wraps around my project for a bit more "bulk". It also is available in other colors ... navy, dark green, and burgundy.
Similar to the brown hemp cords mentioned above, these rolls of Hemptique are a personal favorite as well. It comes in two different weights (10lb and 20lb). It threads easily through buttons, and maintains body -- it doesn't go all wimpy. I just recently purchased the 20lb black and grey rolls at Hobby Lobby and haven't had a chance to use them yet. But the 10lb natural white roll I've had in my stash for a good long while, and enjoy using it on my projects.
I also really love using colored baker's twine on my projects. These are two of the rolls I own, in orange & white and a pretty turquoise blue & white. The brand of these are Divine Twine. I ordered these rolls from The Cat's Pajamas. I have pink & white and yellow & white that I use a lot in the spring, but most often I think I use the roll of black & white. And I use red & white to embellish orders from my Etsy shop.
So, those are a few of my favorites -- now, what are yours!? *grin*