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Craft Blog

stockholm-3Welcome to Hemp Beadery’s craft blog. Our products can be used to make hemp jewelry, dreamcatchers, macrame snowflakes, handmade cards, home decor, knit scarves and accessories  and more!

Hemp Rope Banner

_dsc5867Hemp rope  banners are very simple to make and can be made in any color combination or to celebrate any season.  All that is required is a length of hemp rope, scraps of material, ribbons, tuille, lace, hessian, etc.  We do recommend using a decent pair of cutting scissors though, because it can take some time to cut out sufficient strips of material.

Our length of hemp rope measures  3 feet long, and the strips of material are roughly 12 inches long and 2 inches wide.  We used material found in a second hand shop, interspersed with lengths of white tuille and hessian ribbon.  Don’t worry about cutting the strips of material neatly, jagged and frayed edges and ends merely add to the ‘country’ feel.

Attach each strip of material to the hemp rope with a lark’s head knot.  We advise starting in the middle of the rope and working outwards along each side until the banner is the width you require it to be.  Tie an overhand knot at each end of the rope and hang the banner in your chosen position.  Easy peasy!

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Recycled Sari Ribbon Scarf

Crochet a Sari Ribbon Yarn Scarf This scarf fits snuggly round the neck and takes just one skein of our sari ribbon yarn and, depending on your level of skill, can be made in an evening. Please note that the stitch used throughout is single crochet, if you are from the USA, or double crochet, if you are from the UK. You will require: One skein of sari ribbon yarn One extra large wooden crochet hook One xxxxxxx diameter round button of your own colour choice Length of xxxxxxxxxxxx neutral hemp twine To make: With the crochet hook and sari ribbon yarn crochet eight chains. Turn and crochet into the second chain from the hook, then continue to crochet into each stitch to the end of the row. Crochet one chain, turn and crochet into each stitch to the end of this second row. Repeat this row until the scarf is ......... long, then fasten off. Use the remaining sari ribbon yarn to cut into lengths of approximately .......... to make the fringe. Finally, tie your button to the scarf with the ........... twine. This scarf fits snugly round the neck and sits comfortably on the shoulders. If you want a longer scarf, just use a second skein of sari ribbon silk and continue to follow the pattern until the scarf is the desired length.

This scarf fits snuggly round the neck and takes just one skein of our sari ribbon yarn and, depending on your level of skill, can be made in an evening.  Please note that the stitch used throughout is single crochet, if you are from the USA, or double crochet, if you are from the UK.

You will require:
One skein of sari ribbon yarn
One extra large wooden crochet hook
One  large diameter round button of your own color choice
Length of 8 inches  natural hemp twine

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To make:
With the crochet hook and sari ribbon yarn crochet eight chains.  Turn and crochet into the second chain from the hook, then continue to crochet into each stitch to the end of the row.  Crochet one chain, turn and crochet into each stitch to the end of this second row.  Repeat this row until the scarf is 30 inches long, then fasten off.  Use the remaining sari ribbon yarn to cut into lengths of approximately 8 inches  to make the fringe.  Finally, tie your button to the scarf with the hemp twine.

This scarf fits snugly round the neck and sits comfortably on the shoulders.  If you want a longer scarf, just use a second skein of sari ribbon silk and continue to follow the pattern until the scarf is the desired length.

Peace Card

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If you enjoy stamping, doodling and coloring, then this card is for you!

You will require:

Zendoodles Peace stamp
Black ink pad
Coloring pens of your choice
Large rectangular pre-scored white card
Piece of white card just a little bigger than the stamp
Co-ordinating backing paper.
Bakers twine
Black fine liner pen
Double sided tape

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To make:
Stamp Peace in black ink onto the smaller piece of white card.
With the fine black pen doodle a variety of patterns in each letter.  Choose two or three different colored pens and color in the letters, leaving plenty of white showing. Attach this card to the backing paper with double sided tape, then wrap a length of bakers twine several times around the lower part and tie securely. Attach to the pre-scored card and with the black pen draw running stitches around the edge of the card. Finish by stamping  a seasonal greeting inside the card.

Although our card is a Christmas one, ‘peace’ is a greeting that can be used all through the year.  It would look great in Rasta colors, too.

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Tassel Wall Hanging

We adore the richness of the colors of all of our different sizes of tassels, but we decided to use just a few of the vibrant blues and purple shades in this project, with some peach and white for highlights.

To make the wall hanging you will require:
1 dowelling rod
Natural hemp twine*
Silver thread
Lengths of ribbon of different colors
7 large tassels*
6 x 1 1/2 inch tassels*
10-12 silver charms*
4 pink pompoms*
 Thread natural hemp twine through the large tassels with a wool needle, tying the ends with a reef knot and then pulling the knot through the tassel top so that the knot is hidden.  Attach the hemp and tassel to the rod with a lark’s head knot and tighten.  Repeat this exercise with both large and small tassels.
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Choose ribbons that match or co-ordinate with the tassel colors, attach to the rod with a lark’s head knot again.  Pull the ribbon to tighten the knot, a process which may have to be repeated more than once as the ribbons easily become loose.
Choose a selection of your favourite charms and attach with silver thread.  This wall hanging includes charms representing nature and the outdoors.
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To finish, tie a length of natural hemp twine to the ends for hanging and attach two pink pompoms to each end.
Hang your wall hanging in any room in your home, but it will also look lovely hanging out of doors on a warm summer evening with a gentle breeze blowing through the ribbons and tassels.
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*All starred items are available to purchase from Hempbeadery’s large range.

Mothers Day Card

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We raided our craft box for materials to make this last minute geometrical style Mother’s Day card, although it could be used any time during the year when you want to send hugs and kisses to your mom!

Materials required:  One 8 inch (20cm) square white card, two squares of colored card, a white doily, a large circle, large stamped flower for the centre, a brad, stick on pearls, three colors of hemp twine, die cut letters and double sided tape.

The flower was stamped in pastel colors on water color paper and teamed with a die cut doily and a die cut circle, then fixed together with a dark maroon brad.  A dark pink square was layered onto a slightly larger turquoise green square with double side tape. Three different types of twine* were then wrapped around each corner and fixed in place with tape, before being attached to the card front.  The circle design was then attached, die cut letters were used for the simple message and the design was finished with some stick on pearls and some doodling with a pen.

*Twines used were pale pink and white 1mm bakers twine, Cotton Candy 1mm hemp metallic bakers twine and 1mm teal hemp cord.

How To Make A Hemp Macrame Snowflake

hemp macrame snowflakeThis is a macrame snowflake that anyone new to macrame can make – or someone who only knows how to tie a square knot.

Materials required: one spool of 1mm white hemp cord or twine, 32 seed beads, one 1/2 inch plastic washer from the hardware store. Purchase the hemp cord and seed beads at Hemp Beadery

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Plastic washers are inexpensive and can be found at the hardware store, we used a 1/2 inch diameter washer for the center of the snowflake.

Start by cutting 18 lengths of cord approximately 28 inches long and attach to the washer with larks head knots.

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Using four cords at a time tie three rows of alternating square knots around the center.

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On the fourth row or layer of square knots add a seed bead to each of the next 4 cords and then tie two more square knots after the beads.

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On the 6th row tie one round of square knots leaving approximately 1/2 inch of cord either side of the square knot to ensure it lies flat.

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Tie three fairly tight square knots in line with the two flat knots above the last round.

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Tie an overhand knot at the end of the last four cords used for hanging up the snowflake. Trim the ends of the remaining cords and you are ready to hang the snowflake on your tree!

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