Re: Hemp

Ann Kelsall

Hemp is a lovely fibre to work with. It takes Procion dyes beautifully, though I once bought a cone of hemp which seemed rather ‘stiff’ and which did not take up the dye. Turns out it was coated with potato starch to give it body.
I have woven tea towels with dyed hemp, and they soften with use and repeated washing, also absorb moisture in the same way as linen.

Good luck with your hemp weaving.

Ann( in France)

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