Cotton Rope

We supply a great range of quality, natural and unbleached cotton ropes here at Rope Source, all made in a traditional three-strand construction, making them perfect for a whole array of uses and ideas. Available in diameters from 6mm to 32mm.

What can I use cotton rope for?

It’s tempting to ask what can’t you use cotton rope for when there are so many ideas you can turn into reality. Not only are the creative limits endless, you can save money when getting crafty with these easily dyed rope materials. Here are just some of the ways in which you can use natural, cotton ropes due to their flexibility, durability and less abrasive make-up.

  • Camping trips and tent lines – cotton ropes can stand up to various weather elements and can be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time due to not being susceptible to UV damage
  • Teaching and practising fishing knots and general knot tying
  • Making DIY dog toys – natural cotton is harmless to pets and you can save money with an outlasting homemade dog toy, especially for those early puppy days
  • Making a fashion statement – make fashionable braids, handbag straps to a DIY rope bracelet
  • Boating – great for handrails on and off boats as they are softer on hands and are less abrasive, meaning no rope burns
  • Use for horse halters and leads
  • Hammocks and soft seating
  • Home decor and crafting – think rustic coasters, photo or clock frames, mason jar lids, handmade wreaths, cotton rope mats, hanging plants to upcycling antiques or old vases


Tip! Combine with our arty, versatile twines to get even craftier.


For a rustic material, also check out our manila rope.