Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Avocado Hemp

I got a little thrown off of my blog cycle last week. Between the excitement of our neighborhood fire and a couple custom orders, my time seemed to be more in demand. On top of that, there was Mother's Day to think about. Even when I have trouble getting over here to blog, rest assured that this fiber girl is always at work and cooking up something.

Today I just listed a new skein of Avocado Hemp. I'm excited because I found a hemp jewelry maker who is going to sample my handspun hemp and give me some feedback. I know hemp crafts people have resources where they can buy hemp in bulk, but it seems like it would be appealing to them to be able to request a certain thickness or ply. You can do many of the same things with hemp that you can do with wool, It can be plied with other colors or fibers or made to be self striping. I think if I were a hemp artist, I would find that appealing. We'll see what happens.


~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

OOO..Jenn, that is one of my favorite colors of green and looks sew soft...very pretty!!!
Beautiful work!

Jags said...

I got my 'Straw into gold" batts made up with the hemp, soysilk, and firestar I got from you, along with some wool and alpaca!

I'm spinning it now and I'll let you know how it looks when its done!

The hemp carded up beeautifully too

Jenn said...

Hi Jags, I can't wait to see it!