Thick Hemp Twine
All the wonderful properties of hemp in this strong, yet surprisingly soft, hemp twine.
A solid twine (approx 2mm diameter) great for applications requiring strength, such as macrame, furniture and textile construction. Smooth to touch and soft against the skin it's perfect for jewellery making. A delight to work with, it's beautiful natural aesthetic will enhance any studio shelf.
Made in Eastern Europe, 500 gram ball, 150 metres length.
Relied upon for thousands of years, hemp fibre is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textiles. Not only strong, it holds its shape, stretching less than other natural fibres, Hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in, softening with age.
Due to its porous nature, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its colour better than fabrics such as cotton. This nature allows it to "breathe," so it's cool to wear in warm weather. In cooler weather, however, air warmed by the body is trapped in the fibre, making it warmer to wear. Hemp is also naturally resistant to mould and ultraviolet light.
An extremely fast growing crop, hemp produces more fibre yield per acre than any other source. Added to this environmental benefit, hemp leaves the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crop. Roots anchor and protect the soil from runoff, building and preserving topsoil and subsoil structures similar to those of forests. Plants shed their leaves all through the growing season, adding rich organic matter to the topsoil and helping it retain moisture. Farmers have reported excellent hemp growth on land that had been cultivated steadily for nearly 100 years.