Hemp is my favorite natural fiber for home textile items. It’s versatile, comfortable and beautiful. I’ve been using hemp fabrics for years to make my own kitchen towels, napkins, roman shades, curtains, pillow covers, bedding and slipcovers.
Good quality hemp canvas, twill and herringbone have a similar look and feel to linen but I’ve found hemp has more character and it’s stronger, which makes it long wearing. It also has less give than linen.
As far as undyed colors go you can’t beat hemp’s natural hues ranging from semi-bleached creamy white to oatmeal and dark taupe.
Recently, I tested four new hemp fabrics that are ideal for washable slipcovers. If you like the look of a casual linen slipcover but want more durability, I think you will love these options. Let’s take a look. Continue reading