Life after Work


Hemp Fibers and Handspun Yarn

Last weekend I spun up the first half of my hemp roving, inspired and encouraged by the hemp spin along in my ravelry group (garden spinning group, yay!). Sadly, the result feels very much like spun straw, or the twine that you’d use to tie up packages. I think I have to learn how to do fluffier yarn rather than focusing on making it thinner and thinner. I’ve been told that hemp will get softer with repeated washing so after spinning the second half and plying the two I plan to knit a washcloth out of it. There is hope!

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