Published on September 16th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen8
Fabulous Fabrics: Pippijoe Hemp (Australia)
What is going on down under, folks? There are some rockin’ fabric makers in Australia,
Pippijoe is another great source for limited edition, hand screen printed fabrics. They print on both a 55% hemp / 45% cotton blend and a 100% hemp fabric using environmentally friendly inks. The fabrics are described as “soft to touch and feel like linen” and perfect for “crafts, bags, clothing, soft furnishings and light upholstery” and a heavier base weight fabric is available for projects that need something sturdier.
Pippijoe’s Etsy Shop offers mix packs and a couple of the fabrics, or you can buy fabrics by the metre on the main Pippijoe site. Different fabrics have different prices, from about $16 to $35 per yard in U.S. dollars for 30″ wide fabric.
I found this chest in the last hard rubbish throw out. Much to my husband’s dismay I am one of those people who loves to make treasures out of other people’s trash. It’s hereditary. I won’t go into how many projects my mum has on the go! I brought this home under the cover of darkness and secreted it away until I had time to do something with it.
Let’s see, hallmarks of the compulsive crafter… Taking other people’s garbage, check! Lots of projects going on at once, check! Employing stealth to disguise the accumulation of craft supplies, check! Yes, this woman is definitely one of us.
More About Hemp Yarn, Fabric, and General Grooviness:
- Aurora Silk’s Hemp Yarn
- Kirin & Co. Hand Screen Printed Fabric on Hemp/Organic Cotton
- Hemp Linen And Twill Fabrics From Earth Friendly Goods
- And don’t forget to Tune In, Turn On, Tie Knots. This is Macrame.