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Makin’ Rope!




Makin’ Rope!, originally uploaded by ABMann.

Via Flickr:
I processed and dyed raw hemp! More nefarious things….

Result!
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All in al, it only took the day. More time was lost to get soda ash and use the laundro this first time. The synthrapol does a great job preventing staining so I’ll not need to leave the house next time. I should be able to do a full batch in an afternoon.

Next time, I’ll pull the rope – the process helps breaking it in – before dying. Rubbed off some of the dye (should have thought of that) but overall, it was a huge success.

The raw product was pretty soft so I only washed it the once after drying.

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