Softly hued, earthy, light green hemp top. Not as dark as the outer stems of celery and not quite as light as the whitish celery hearts, this is a very versatile green color with gold/tan influence, so there's no brightness or serious depth to the colorway but there is a gentle luster. These Hemp fiber selections are carefully selected to ensure constant quality over time. The dyeing complies with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is done in DHG's dyeinghouse which is GOTS 5.0 and GRS certified. This preparation of hemp tops is perfect for both needle and wet felting, spinning and hand weaving.
There are so many uses for hemp. Have fun using this bast fiber in your art batts and yarn. Hemp adds texture, strength and weight to your projects. Also prized for it's environmental friendliness and is said to have health benefits as well as great antibacterial properties.
Hemp is one of the oldest non-animal sourced fibers to be used in making garments and other products. While mostly thought of by modern Western cultures as a food product for its seed and oil, many are unaware that hemp produces another useful product, a kind of fiber. It can be used by itself to create yarn or carded in with any other wool for a textural effect for spinning and felting. The fiber will become softer with use.
Environmentally, Hemp is a good choice in textile fiber, as it provides a sustainable, chemical free source of lightweight summer clothing. Because of negative environmental and labor issues with growing and processing cotton, linen is quickly growing in popularity. There are no harsh treatments used in this organic eco-friendly preparation.
Hemp tops (combed sliver).
Tops weight: about 20g/m.
Tops length: about 5 meters per 100g.
Priced in 1, 2 and 4 oz portions. Choose your weight from drop down box at upper right.
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