Italian Hemp Weaving Yarn
$ 10.00 USD $ 9.00 USD
Glorious 10/3 hemp yarn spun in a family-run mill in Florence Italy. This yarn is smooth as butter. Use as is or dye it with fiber reactive or natural dyes.
100 gram ball (3.5 oz) has 525 yards. 26 wpi. Suitable for warp and weft.
Visited Sarah at her shop to pick up my order. I ordered two of the Italian hemp and a cone of the natural hemp. I crocheted a summer hat with the Italian hemp. The hemp crocheted feels sort of like plastic. I doubled it and because of the texture, it's quite flexible and you can create a brim and easily change the hat's style. I will probably wash the remainder and see how that alters the fiber. Definitely will purchase it again.
I was a bit alarmed when my hemp fibre arrived as it seemed very hard with not much give. I washed it thoroughly before dyeing as a painted warp - I was making a baby wrap with it. Worried about the firmness of the hemp, I used cotton in the weft. After wet finishing, it has turned out lovely and soft. I will use it again.
I have been purchasing basic cottons, hemps, wools and novelty yarns for my Saori style weavings. My new beautiful wools for tapestry from Morocco are going to be in a special piece. I am so happy with everything I have bought over the many months! Service with a smile and more questions answered than I asked! Thank you Sarah and crew. Susan
Love it!! Beautiful and great feel.
I wasn't sure what I wanted so Sarah sent me several samples that i could try out. Who does that anymore, very kind of her, I found what worked best for me and made my order.