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In this bundle:

- five (5) pieces of 14" by 18" hand dyed hemp fabric in powder blue
- one skein (8.75 yards) hand dyed cotton embroidery floss, dyed to match fabrics

Introducing a new fabric arts bundle featuring soft denim blue hemp linen. This is a soft washed blue, a powder blue. I am including FIVE pieces of hand dyed fabric, created by me using batik techniques. I apply hot wax in a pattern on white cloth. The wax cools and forms a resist. The resisted areas of cloth will not bond with the dye in the dyebath, therefore, they remain white. All of the unwaxed areas of cloth will form a permanent washfast bond with the fiber reactive dye.

Four of the pieces are 100 percent hemp linen. One piece is a blend of silk and hemp. The embroidery floss is 100 percent cotton and dyed to match the fabrics. This bundle features five of my batik patterns: minoan fishscale, caracol, nimes mosaic, flower trellis, and mesa.

Why hemp? I'm inspired to offer fabrics that are sustainable and require fewer chemicals and water to grow. Conventional cotton requires vast quantities of water, herbicides and other chemicals to grow and process. This is not only harmful to our planet, but extremely harmful to the folks who farm and process the cotton all over the world. In addition, residual chemicals on cotton fabrics can have lasting negative health effects. Hemp is more sustainable because it grows like a weed that requires fewer chemicals and water.

These hemp fabrics are also easy to needle -- how do I know? Because I use them all the time for my shibori fabrics. Many textile artists prefer them to high threadcount cotton for this reason. This fabric is perfect for piecing, applique and embroidery.

All of my fabrics are preshrunk and colorfast.

Please email me with any questions or to request a small sample of hemp to test out.

Hemp and Silk Fabric Bundle Hand Dyed in Powder Denim Blue

Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: 100 percent hemp linen, embroidery floss, silk, fiber reactive dye
  • Feedback: 287 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Virginia, United States
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