Hemp Fabric June 24 2011, 0 Comments

 

Hemp is one of my favourite fabrics to use. I have been using it since 1999  in various home decor projects, slip covers, draperies, just to name a few.

Hemp is one of the most eco-friendly fabrics. Hemp requires no pesticides to grow it is a renewable resource that can be culivated in as little as 100 days and is a very versatile fabric.

Hemp is a very strong fabric and is eight times that of cotton fiber. Hemp has long been long used in sails and rope for the British and American Navies.

It is also hypo-allergenic and non-irritating to the skin. Hemp has the look of linen and can also have the feel of linen ( depending on the blends). Hemp like linen will soften with age after each washing.

I am pleased to offer  two of my favorite  Hemp fabrics, both available by the metre. Both suitable for draperies, slipcovers ( great for the shabby chic look ) and upholstery.

Herringbone

Content: 55% hemp 45% cotton   Weight: 12.0 oz  Width: 59 inches   Colour: Natural

Hemp Linen

Content: 50% hemp 50% line Weight: 4.7 oz Width: 58 inches Colour:  variety such as natual, olive and many others.

If you have any questions or would like to order the product please email elizabeth@themelonpatch.com. Samples are available, just send us a quick note with your mailing address.