“Hemp for Textile Artists”, originally published in 1995, is now offered as a downloadable, fully searchable PDF. This digital book is the ultimate guide to working with hemp fiber, from plant to fabric! It also gives a complete introduction to the use of natural dyes with hemp.
It contains all the information you’ll need as a fiber artist interested in working with this versatile material. Learn about the history of hemp, see how to identify different types and grades of yarn, fiber, and fabric, and learn how to spin hemp yarn and weave hemp fabric.
This makes a great gift for yourself or anyone interested in leaping into working with hemp in any capacity, and is essential reading for anyone interested in hemp, textile history, or natural dying!
ABOUT THIS BOOK :
A Primary Reference by Cheryl Kolander*, who has been 30 years in the American Hemp business.
Published by “Mama D.O.C.” Inc, a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit working for natural health in Inner North Portland since 1984.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK GO TO FUND HEALTHY TEXTILE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
Comments on this book in its print edition:
“What Breadth! What detail!”
“The Bibliography alone is worth $500 of research!”
– History that is hard to find anywhere else – including the real time history of hemp under marijuana prohibition.
– How to process your homegrown hemp stalks.
– How to dye hemp with natural dyes.
* Owner-Operator of Aurora Silk LLC since 1969. Professional Natural Dyer. Author of “A
Silkworker’s Notebook”, “Brilliant Colours on Silk with Natural Dyes”, and many books of
international World Heritage Sites pictures and ecstatic Sufi poetry.