Hemp is the common name for plants of the genus Cannabis, but it is usually used to refer to Cannabis strains cultivated for hemp fibre and for other non-drug uses. The principal difference between the two types is the large amount of cannabinol produced by indica and the poor fibre quality of that variety, in contrast to the insignificant amounts of cannabinol in sativa and its high fibre quality. Common hemp is an annual flowering herb and wild hemp can reach heights of up to 20 feet (6 m) tall in warm climates. Hemp is used for the manufacture of rope and cord, and for clothing, and nutritional products. Hemp fibre can be used in 100% hemp products, especially for rope and cord, but is commonly blended with fabrics such as linen, cotton or silk, for clothing.
Our Hemp Handspun is tough and highly textured. It is a 7/2 Nm yarn. The current batch is cream in colour and stiffer than the hemp yarn we have stocked in the past. It will soften with use.
The price varies by weight. 100g is approximately 97m in length.