By Zev Paiss

The picture above shows several stages of hemp fiber production from raw fiber to finished fabric, left to right and top down: 1) raw decorticated hemp fiber, 2) opened cottonized/degummed hemp, 3) yarn blend 40% hemp and 60% organically raised wool; and, 4) woven fabric from yarn.

This hemp was produced as part of the Fibershed Kentucky Cloth Project and was partially supported by a grant from Patagonia.

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