Tie-Dye Hemp & A Contest for Your Winning 07/26/2010
One day this week I got the bright idea to attempt to dye hemp. Brawn often makes bracelets, key chains and necklaces with it.
I cut the hemp into the appropriate length, placed them in the tiny, adorable bowls I had with just enough water to cover it.
Then added several drops of food coloring. I used blue and green because that's the kind of mood I was in & watch it swirl.
I let them soak in the dye for about 30 minutes & pressed the hemp down with a spoon to make sure as much as possible was covered. You can also add salt to the water to help lock in the dye. It does make a difference if you wear the hemp water later.
I took the hemp out of the water and place the pieces on a paper towel and then set them out in the sun to dry.
The dye turned out faded on the hemp. It might of been bolder colors if I had used clothing dye instead of food coloring. Either way, it still turned out cool. I let Brawn make it into something awesome and added some wood beads and there ya go!
Contest: I want you to have a chance to win this bracelet. It is about 6.5 inches long and fits my wrist perfectly. However, if it is too small for you and you happen to win the contest, I would be more then happy to make another one that fits you lovely like.
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