Weight: 25 grams
Hemp is a bast fibre, that is similar to flax (linen) but a bit finer in texture. Hemp fibre can vary a lot in quality depending on the crop, growing season and how well it was processed. This batch is of hemp top fibre is of a very fine and soft quality, in a light honey shade.
Hemp fibre is best spun with a medium twist. The yarn can be used as a single ply or plied with itself or another fibre. The single ply is also lovely when used as weft in handwoven fabrics. Hemp fibre can also be used in wet and needle felting and paper making.
This hemp roving has been semi-bleached to a lovely and light shade of cream.
Hemp fibre or yarns can be dyed with natural plant dyes and mordants or other dyes suitable for cellulose fibres.
Hemp roving can also be used for needle felting or papermaking.