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HEMP

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Nature's longest and strongest fiber is once again being processed into natural, biodegradable twines, yarns, and ropes.  We offer 100% hemp cordage for craft and beadwork.

Hemp is becoming the fiber of choice for craftspeople who demand quality, durability, and most importantly, environmental integrity.  Hemp is grown without pesticides or herbicides and is processed without toxic chemicals and chlorine bleaches.

We carry Hemp Twine.  A similar product is Hemp Yarn which is great for making fuzzy items like hats and sweaters.  Twine is polished; Yarn is not.

Natural hemp is typically bleached to give it a light tan color.  When hemp is dyed, the fibers expand a bit. Thus, hemp which was originally .5mm, would be .5-1.0mm after it is dyed. You can always take the natural hemp and dye it any color you want using a fabric dye you can buy in your local supermarket.

Most people buy the 1mm natural hemp.  The cord will actually vary in width from .5mm to 1.5mm, along its length. It takes about 10 feet of hemp to make a simple hemp necklace, so you can get about 40 necklaces out of a 100 gram ball of 1mm hemp.

For a more upscale look, you might consider using Waxed Linen, instead of Hemp, or C-Lon Bead cord.

For a "clasp", people have several choices. They can simply tie the cord into a knot. They can make a loop on one end, and tie in a lanyard clasp (or other style clasp) in the other end. They can tie a slip knot. They can make a toggle type clasp, by creating a loop on one side and adding a button or bead or making a large knot on the other side.

 

See our selections of larger hole beads under CERAMIC, GLASS, and METAL sections.