Papermaking with Kentucky Hemp!

Super excited to be making paper with organic hemp from KY! This first batch is some leftover fibers that didn’t make the cut for a textile project. This was decorticated using a hand break. There were a bunch of hurds still in, although I picked out the larger pieces of hurd (inner woody core of the stalk).
Many different ways to experiment working with this fiber. I also have some whole stalks which have been retted, and am going to test out steaming and stripping off the black bark and use only the inner fiber- we’ll see if it results in a whiter and finer paper. Stay tuned!

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