Floydfest 2017

2017 marked our second year teaching hemp paper making workshops at Floydfest. One on Saturday, and one on Sunday in the Imagine Tent. Sunday during our workshop, one of our favorite bands, Rising Appalachia, was recording some live music videos – it was such a treat to hear them playing in the background during theContinue reading “Floydfest 2017”

Pennsylvania Hemp Celebration!

On June 10, 2017 during the 7th annual Hemp History Week, a bunch of hemp farmers, processors, and supporters gathered in Bethlehem, PA to celebrate all things hemp. I had a papermaking demo setup and we were making hemp paper all day! Next to me was a group of builders from PA doing hempcrete building.Continue reading “Pennsylvania Hemp Celebration!”

West Virginia hemp paper

In summer 2016, while driving to Maryland from Kentucky, I stopped in Parkersburg, WV to visit Morgan Leach, founder of the West Virginia Hemp Farmers Co-operative. Check out the post on Fiber Farming in Appalachia for photos. I recently made paper with the stalks, which were unretted and green when I got them and processedContinue reading “West Virginia hemp paper”

Upcoming workshops!

Come out and make hemp paper. Upcoming hemp paper making workshops – May 26th/27th- Hemp in the Holler in Livingston, KY. FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/557717461075390/ Purchase tickets here: https://ticketbud.com/events/886a00f2-1eef-11e7-9652-ebdfcfbda689 June 4th – HHW kickoff party, Silver Spring, MD.  June 10th – Celebration of Pennsylvania Hemp 10-2p 4100 Old Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem, PA June 24th- Hemp day at PineContinue reading “Upcoming workshops!”

DC Marijuana Paper 

A while back after DC legalized adult use marijuana, my buddy, Adam Eidinger (co founder of DCMJ, the group that got i71 on the ballot and passed), gave me some cannabis stalks from his homegrown plants. It took me a while to get around to making paper with it, due to having a stockpile ofContinue reading “DC Marijuana Paper “

Hemp Notecards Featured in Civilized.Life Article on Cannabis Wedding Gifts

Greetings, Happy 2017! We are in the process of securing studio space to ramp up production this year. Stay tuned! Check out this great article, featuring our handmade hemp paper notecard sets- they were included in budmaid goodie bags for a cannabis-themed wedding in Colorado a few months ago. By Cosmic Sister, Zoe Helene. Also, here’sContinue reading “Hemp Notecards Featured in Civilized.Life Article on Cannabis Wedding Gifts”

Farm Aid 2016 Hemp Paper 101 Workshop

Fall greetings to you! On September 17th, 2016 on a beautiful full Harvest Moon, the 31st Farm Aid took place in Bristow, VA. I was honored to teach a hemp papermaking 101 class in the Homegrown skills tent and had a hemp table display all day, educating festival-goers on the wonders of hemp. Next doorContinue reading “Farm Aid 2016 Hemp Paper 101 Workshop”

Fiber Farming in Appalachia

After HempX, I visited a couple of hemp farms in Appalachia. Building relationships with farmers is a crucial component to the Artisan Hemp mission. It all begins with the soil. With all the talk of how profitable a crop hemp can be, we must prove this by purchasing raw material from farmers and creating products fromContinue reading “Fiber Farming in Appalachia”

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