This fabric is only available spasmodically when the mill has stock
A soft, light-weight hemp/organic cotton blend. The hemp content gives some this cloth added texture and slub. It would make a great shirt like The Ellsworth.
Suitable for dresses with fullness or a lining, tops, summer dressing gowns and breezy, light-weight curtains.
This cloth is suitable for the following patterns in our Workbook: Bantam, Heron, Curlew and Saltmarsh.
- 144cm wide.
- 3.9oz, 132gsm.
- A warm white.
- 55% hemp/45% organic cotton.
- Wash at 30 degrees, with a non bio detergent and on a gentle spin cycle.
- Iron on low, do not bleach.
- Tumble dry on a low heat.
- This cloth is OCS and GOTS certified.
- Country of origin; China.
More about Hemp:
Hemp and marijuana are both the same species of plant separated only by selective breeding. Hemp is extremely durable, up to three times stronger than cotton. It’s soft to touch, and can hold its shape well. Hemp is naturally breathable and highly water absorbent.
It is hypo-allergenic, UV resistant, anti-fungal and thermoregulating.
Hemp behaves and looks much like linen. It is also grown and processed in a similar way, yet it can yield twice as much fibre as flax. It has a short growing period of about 100 days and so can be planted and harvested up to four times a year. The cultivation process naturally reduces pests and returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes into the soil. It requires little water or pesticides and no fertilisers. It is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces.