Bamboo/Hemp Part Deux
Earlier this summer, I bought some bamboo/hemp yarn (90% bamboo/10% hemp) and had fun weaving. Well, I thought I was going to have fun weaving it, but it turned out to be a bit more problematic than I realized it would be.
The three colored yarns (orange, sage and cardinal) are all the bamboo/hemp yarn. The white yarn is exclusively bamboo, and by far the softest of the lot. I'm currently in the process of learning how they create yarn from bamboo, but I imagine it takes more work than wool, cotton or linen does.
The first project off this warp was a wrap, about seven feet in length. Once it goes through the wash, it shrinks somewhat, but the fiber becomes softer. I'm intrigued to see how the bamboo relates to the bamboo/hemp mixture.
Weaving is an experiment in old and new. The craft of weaving is quite old, but there are always new fibers and new thoughts to pursue with weaving.