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Straw Into Gold handspun | by folktalefibers
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Straw Into Gold handspun

The minute I set eyes on this hemp fiber, I knew I was going to spin this yarn! This yarn is 50% natural straw-colored hemp and 50% golden bamboo. I started off spinning hemp all by itself, and then I slowly blended in more and more bamboo until I ended with a long section of 100% bamboo. The hemp is not super soft (imagine if mohair came from a plant, that's sort of what it feels like - fuzzy and papery), but it has amazing texture, especially when blended with the silky-smooth bamboo!

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Taken on March 5, 2008