Kuso or Okuso is waste or garbage. In this case, it refers to the waste created in the production of hemp yarn: this kimono was woven from the detritus and crude materials left over from hemp yarn making. This waste, or okuso, was spun into yarn and woven by rural people to make their garments. Most likely the better quality yarn they created from hemp plants was sold to those that could afford it, probably urbanites.

Kuso or Okuso is waste or garbage. In this case, it refers to the waste created in the production of hemp yarn: this kimono was woven from the detritus and crude materials left over from hemp yarn making. This waste, or okuso, was spun into yarn and woven by rural people to make their garments. Most likely the better quality yarn they created from hemp plants was sold to those that could afford it, probably urbanites.

Flax and Hemp:  these two bast fibers have been with us since the beginning of civilization.  They shimmer like silver and gold.  The history of the plants and fiber is both interesting and filled ...

Flax and Hemp: these two bast fibers have been with us since the beginning of civilization. They shimmer like silver and gold. The history of the plants and fiber is both interesting and filled ...

Macrame is so hot right now and we’re totally addicted. There’s some fantastic macrame kits out there, but to get started why not grab any yarn, string, thick thread or twine you have lying around and try some of these! <3

Macrame is so hot right now and we’re totally addicted. There’s some fantastic macrame kits out there, but to get started why not grab any yarn, string, thick thread or twine you have lying around and try some of these! <3

handspun hemp from Nepal

handspun hemp from Nepal

I hand crocheted this kufi with blue hemp yarn...it is made for those of you who prefer their beanies skull cap style measuring 7 long and only just covering your ears- this will fit (or stretch to fit) most average size heads (20-23 in circumference)- we are happy to make you a custom size (at no extra cost!). 7= 17.78 centimeters long 20-23= 50.80- 58.42 centimeters in circumference  this hat was made with care, attention to detail and nice quality hemp yarn which will keep you c...

I hand crocheted this kufi with blue hemp yarn...it is made for those of you who prefer their beanies skull cap style measuring 7 long and only just covering your ears- this will fit (or stretch to fit) most average size heads (20-23 in circumference)- we are happy to make you a custom size (at no extra cost!). 7= 17.78 centimeters long 20-23= 50.80- 58.42 centimeters in circumference this hat was made with care, attention to detail and nice quality hemp yarn which will keep you c...

Designed for International Crochet Day, this crochet bunting free pattern comes with round by round pictures. ooh, thanks so xox  ☆ ★   https://www.pinterest.com/peacefuldoves/

Designed for International Crochet Day, this crochet bunting free pattern comes with round by round pictures. ooh, thanks so xox ☆ ★ https://www.pinterest.com/peacefuldoves/

Thank you Pim Kramer for Pining this eco-friendly fibre. I am moving the pin to the board green fabrics :))  Naturel undyed yarn: nettle from nepal

Thank you Pim Kramer for Pining this eco-friendly fibre. I am moving the pin to the board green fabrics :)) Naturel undyed yarn: nettle from nepal

FibraNatura Java Hemp Yarn | Hemp Yarn for Knitting

FibraNatura Java Hemp Yarn | Hemp Yarn for Knitting

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