We now carry this wonderful 100% hemp yarn. This 2 ply hemp yarn has great drape and longevity. We are now having the yarns dyed in our own colors here in the US. It is the same Romanian hemp yarn that we have available in bleached and natural, but it is dyed with reactive dyes. We have the yarn dyed to our specifications here in the US, and it is as washfast as our Tubular Spectrum™ Yarns.
This Firefly™ hemp yarn is perfect for delicate lace, summer clothing, and items for the home, and it makes a good warp yarn. Hemp is a bast fiber like linen, but this yarn is much softer and more supple. It washes and polishes beautifully with ironing. It also doesn’t fuzz while you are weaving with it. The dyed colors come on 50g, 250g or 500g cones. The yarn is made in Romania and dyed in the US. The bleached and classic (natural hemp color) yarns are available on 400 g cones with approximately 2260 yards per cone (2550 yards per lb).
Sett the 2 ply hemp yarn at 20 epi for twill and plain weave structures, and 18 epi for lace weaves.
The hemp works beautifully with cotton weft too. 8/2 or 10/2 cotton blends well with the 2 ply hemp yarn. Blending cotton and hemp will soften the fabric and give it a luscious hand for towels or clothing. Make sure you use one fiber for the warp and one for the weft. Don’t mix cotton and hemp in your warp, because the two fibers have radically different amounts of stretch to them.
We are working to build back our color line with these yarns. We are planning to have more colors available by the end of the summer of 2018.
Firefly Hemp Yarn
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