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Hemp yarn, a 100% plant fibre that is eco- friendly, vegan friendly and incredibly versatile. The long stranded fibres from the stalk of the hemp plant are separated from the bark of the hemp via a process known as retting. These fibres are then hand spun into yarn.


Hemp has, in the past received a bad name and is often misunderstood due to its link to the marijuana plant. Both plants come from the Cannabis sativa family, however you are unable to get high from hemp due to its lack of THC. It is therefore just an incredibly useful fibre with awesome properties that can be used across all fibre arts. You can spin it, weave it, knit it and crotchet it.


There are many reasons why we love Hemp. These start with its natural anti-bacterial properties, it is biodegradable and the fact that the entire plant from seed to oil to the fibre can be used.


In a fibre sense, hemp has a long length and is strong. It is a great heat conductor, dries quickly, is washable and resists mildew. There is no use of Chlorine or pesticides to process and it takes a lot less water than many other plant and animal fibres to produce. What’s more, it is sustainable with a higher yield per area then other plant fibres. Hemp as yarn also doesn’t shrink or stretch and actually softens with handling and wash. Hemp is amazing and I am thrilled to be able to bring you our first hemp yarn in a natural un-dyed variety.


As it is a hand spun product, you may find some areas are overspun with a thick and thin nature to the overall skein as well as differences amongst its natural raw colour. In its natural form you may find hemp yarn stiffer then what you are used to but this can be altered by handling and washing. However, this unique feel does have a wonderful effect as is, and makes great fringe detail, is wonderful for basket weaving, rug making and even macramé.


Each 100g skein has approx 150 metres.

Hemp Yarn

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