Spinning Hemp with a Distaff

0:00 How to spin a hemp strick with a distaff 0:30 Open up strick and attach to distaff 1:10 Draw out a long line of hemp from distaff and spin 1:20 Dampen hemp with water while spinning 2:00 Attach a new length of hemp fibre and spin 3:10 Remove short bits of hemp fibre while… Continue reading Spinning Hemp with a Distaff

Hemp For Victory – USDA Full Official 1942

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, supplies of abaca fiber from the Philippines were cutoff. The USDA produced this video to encourage American farmers to grow hemp as part of their patriotic duty during the war.

Hemp Insulation: Pros, Cons, and Cost

Hemp insulation is a natural, plant-based insulation material made from hemp fibers. The truth is hemp insulation is a natural and wonderful thing, and it’s coming to a home near you. We’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know about this new product that is making a big splash with curious homeowners and… Continue reading Hemp Insulation: Pros, Cons, and Cost

Is Hemp Clothing Any Good?

Here’s our store! There’s been an increase in hemp clothing production (for its sustainability and due to some recent legal changes). So, we’re doing a deep dive on hemp — some history, some info on how it’s farmed, and what it’s properties are as a fabric for clothing. Timestamps: Introduction: (0:00) History of hemp: (0:25)… Continue reading Is Hemp Clothing Any Good?

Take a tour of a hemp processing plant

Learn now industrial hemp is transformed from crop to an array of industrial products. Read more:

Hemp – The New Agricultural Frontier

The commercial hemp industry is growing and developing rapidly. This is an educational video on industrial hemp for fiber production/textiles and seed oil production, as a rotational crop, and other uses. 12 different kinds of seed varieties are being tested for the best results in growth and harvest. This video also covers some of the… Continue reading Hemp – The New Agricultural Frontier