Add some bast fibre to your special projects for a late summer thrill as you explore the wonder of ancient fibres.
Hemp has a long history of use in the world of fibre, going back at least 8000 years. It’s regaining popularity due to its strength and versatility, fabulous colour retention and other enduring qualities. Our exceptional Hemp comes from stems of Sativia Hemp that have been grown close together to encourage long strands of fibre. Try blending some with your favourite wool for great character in your spinning and felting projects! Like Ramie, Hemp does not felt on its own but will add strength and interest when felted with wool.
Ramie is another Asian bast fibre that has been used for millennia, in fact, even longer than cotton! This one comes from the stalks of the Chinese Stinging Nettle plant and has been popular for its strength and silky lustre. Both Ramie and Hemp are recognized as eco-friendly fibres as they are resistant to mould and mildew plus they do not depend on harmful chemicals to control pests!
Are you ready to try adding some bast? Order now from Chaotic Fibres Online Store.
To receive your discount of 15% on Hemp and Ramie look for the line at the end of the Order Page just below your “Total.” Redeem the “Promo Coupon” here by simply adding the code “Fall2019” in the space provided. The discount will apply only to purchases of Hemp and Ramie. Other fibres or materials ordered will be shown at their regular rates. This exclusive sale continues until the end of Sunday, September 22 while quantities last.