Rope, Twine and the Many Options Available
When talking about rope, there are so many types that can fit into this category. There is marine rope, elastic cords, cotton rope, nylon rope, twine and more. Once you have the category of rope broken down, each of these subs can be broken down even further! They can be composed of slightly different materials, have different coatings, have varying sizes and more. Then there are items like twine. Twine is a word that can be used to categorize a variety of items. Often the word can be found being used interchangeably with thread, string and cord.
The reason rope and a subcategory of rope, twine, have so many possibilities is because they are loose uses for the words. Twine can be used to reference a thin piece of fabric that can be made up of several types of material. Further, it can be used for a wide array of possible applications. Twine is often used in all sorts of crafting projects including knitting, crocheting, rug making, jewelry making and all sorts of other odds and ends involved in the hobby.
When choosing the twine necessary for your application, there are many options to consider. Depending on the project the material, color, construction, size and weight can all be important aspects. The material options can include natural or synthetic fibers. These could included cotton, hemp, jute, silk, nylon or acrylic. Many of these materials can also be dyed to create a variety of colors that can be beneficial to the aesthetics of the project. Concerning construction, there can be different sized strands, 3 ply or 6 ply for example are common. There are also different ways of braiding the materials that can make them more suitable for certain applications. The construction will often determine the size and weight of the twine as well. While all can be useful, certain compositions will be more applicable to certain situations than others.