Re: [Authentic_SCA] Hemp fabric
- On Sun, 2 Sep 2001, L Joseph wrote:
> Ii-dono,That's the main problem. References seem vague, many times. I have seen
> You may find that hemp is very expensive due to
> the fact it's, well, hemp. Just looked at a site
> called www.hempsupply.com(found a bunch of things
> doing a websearch under "hemp fabric") and they want
> $20 US/yard for it.
some books use 'linen', although research seems to indicate that they mean
'hemp woven like linen'. The hemp used here, of course, does not contain
the chemical used to make marijuana--you can't go throw a hemp hitatare on
the fire and get high.
So, linen seems to approximate the appearance in a reasonable fashion, and
for that reason I plan to use linen for the most part, but I would like to
see if I could import a good hemp fabric (I believe it is illegal to grow
the plant anywhere in the US, am I wrong?) to use.
The other thing that drives me crazy is references to cotton. There are
several vague English references to cotton being used in Japan, but they
aren't too specific about when. Everything I've seen indicates that it
didn't really get used until the Edo period, and it would have been
imported, but I just don't know.
So for now, I'm considering using linen rather than hemp. And if I find a
good brocade that happens to contain part polyester I may bite the
bullet--I just can't find good Japanese patterns out there in 100% silk
(heck, I can't find them in almost anything).
At 07:03 AM 9/2/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>On Sun, 2 Sep 2001, L Joseph wrote:<snip>
>So for now, I'm considering using linen rather than hemp. And if I find aIi I can't help you with the other stuff but I did a search... and this is
>good brocade that happens to contain part polyester I may bite the
>bullet--I just can't find good Japanese patterns out there in 100% silk
>(heck, I can't find them in almost anything).
what I found. : )