Cleaning of Carpets and other Macramé

cleaning of carpets and other macrame

Did you buy a macramé on our shop or did you make it yourself and don’t know how to maintain it?

You are on the right article.

I will explain you how to maintain it weekly to avoid dust and also how to give a real clean to your macramé.

You will learn that you can clean your carpet or other by hand or in the washing machine and also how to remove stubborn stains with white vinegar. 

Of course if you did not buy it on our site, look at the instructions of your macramé or other fabrics. But a priori, these tips are good for all macramé.

The tips below also apply to other fabrics and not just macramé. 

The answers to the most asked questions are below.

Looking for a bohemian piece in your home, check out our macramé on our shop: from floral suspensions through cushions !

How do you clean your carpet? Atelier Macramé Image of Atelier Macramé products

All images are photos of Atelier Macramé products. If you are won over by the Ombeline carpet or the set of cushion Satine: don’t hesitate!

Is macramé fragile? 

Macramé, of any kind, is not fragile like lace could be for example. Macramé is very resistant, it does not deform or fray. As you will have noticed, macramé is made with very good quality cotton threads.

How to maintain your macramé? How to maintain a carpet? 

During your daily or weekly cleaning, the following tips are applicable:

I advise you to dust your macramé with a feather duster to avoid dust clusters whatever the macramé is: wall macramé, floral hangers, light fixtures etc. For carpets, vacuuming at maximum power will suffice.

Also if you can shake it into your garden or out the window from time to time, it’s great for removing dirt.


For a more thorough cleaning, you can wash your macramé in different ways:

  • Washing machine cleaning:

Macramé can be machine washed at 30°C in a small net. The small net ensures that the macramé strings do not get caught in the machine drum.

Depending on whether your macramé piece is substantial or not, wring out the macramé well to avoid weighing it down.

Also, avoid using too much detergent. Prefer a natural soap like Marseille soap, black soap etc. Or a specific product for cords.

If your piece is not machine washable because it is large or made of other materials that are not machine washable, you can wash it by hand.


  • Hand washing:

If you’re worried about putting your macramé in the washing machine, you can wash it by hand. Prefer a natural soap like Marseille soap etc. Or use a specific product for ropes. You can brush it gently to remove any stains. Don’t forget to wring it out well.

How to clean your carpet? Atelier Macramé Washing Machine

How to remove stains with white vinegar?

For Atelier Macramé, the best solution to remove stains from a macramé carpet but also from other surfaces such as a curtain, a cushion etc. is white vinegar.

Preparation of the mixture for 1L:

– 500ml white vinegar (or spirit vinegar) which you can find in supermarkets very easily.

– 500ml of warm water. The heat will make the white vinegar more effective. However, be careful of the vinegar vapour that escapes.

– If you don’t like the smell of the mixture, you can macerate orange peels or other fruits.

Then, you take a sponge or brush soaked in the vinegar mixture and clean the stubborn stains one by one. In addition, you can clean the entire carpet to revive its colour. You will rinse with water at the end. 

How to remove stains with white vinegar? Macramé workshop

Can fabrics in the home (curtains, carpets etc.) warp?  

Macramé, for example, cannot warp because macramé is not made from fragile materials even after many machine washes.

The colours of our macramé are of very good quality so the colour cannot be altered. We still advise you to wash the macramé at 30°C with a natural detergent to avoid any risk and to preserve our planet!

 How to give a bright colour back to a carpet or others? 

Uncoloured fabrics, as with other materials of the same colour, often tend to lighten, or pull towards white. For some, this is an advantage and for others a disadvantage.

Grandmother’s secret: for those who want to refresh their ecru coloured fabric and give it back its original colour, you can bathe your carpet or other in water with brewed tea. In terms of quantity, you can use about 4 tea bags for a 5 litre bucket.


I hope these tips will help you take care of your macramés. If you have any tips from your experiences, please feel free to share them. You can find macramé but also materials for DIY Macramé on our shop.

How to clean your macramé? Macramé Umbeline Carpet Workshop

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