Guides and Ideas

Safe and Natural Dyeing Methods

Some rope dyes can be harmful to pets, people, and the environment, but there are two guaranteed ways to color your rope without having to worry about it being toxic. Using natural dyes from plants and fruits (make sure the plant or fruit isn’t hazardous to your pet) and food coloring. If you are unsure that a dye will work, take a small piece and attempt to color part of your rope first befo…

Difference Between Braided and Twisted Rope

Rope is fibers, yarns, plies, or strands that are grouped together and twisted or braided to become stronger and larger. Ropes have many uses but are commonly used for dragging or lifting because of their thickness compared to cord, string, or twine. The two most common forms of rope are braided and twisted. Although they can sometimes be used for similar purposes, they have distinct pros and…

How to Store Rope and Cord

There are simple ways to keep your rope from tangling or becoming ruined while it's not in use. From helpful tips to complex knots and coiling methods, you can find the best way to store your various types of ropes and cords.One of the best ways to store your rope is in a tote, bag, or other kind of container, so it is off the ground and away from dirt, chemicals, and objects that could…

How to Cut a Rope

Whether you need a specific length of rope, or you need to cut off an over-used and damaged end, cutting through rope is the only option. This can be a difficult and messy task depending on how large of a diameter your rope is. Follow these five steps to make your cuts easy.Step 1Gather the following supplies. You will need each one of these in order to complete the cut. Sharp knife Note:&…

Manila vs Unmanila

Origin Manila rope originated in the Philippines where its material, abaca, is one of their main, natural resources. So, what material is unmanila made of? Also known as pro manila, this rope is made of polypropylene and was designed to look like manila but have additional features and benefits. Materials & Features Abaca is closely related to the banana plant a…