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Hemp Hammocks Now Available

Rest and Relaxation with our Hemp Hammocks

Have you seen our Hemp Hammocks yet? These things are super cool and perfect for the eco-friendly person looking for some relaxation. These beautiful hammocks are made from our 20# hemp cord and are now available for purchase. When stretched to full size the hammock measures about 14ft by 8ft wide. Place the beautiful work of art between 2 solid trees and let the day dreaming begin!

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Macrame Hemp Bracelet – DIY

Easy Macrame Project from Free-Macrame-Projects.com

Hemptique is always on the look out for some fun and easy project our fellow crafters can do and we think we found a good one. Annette over at Free-Macrame-Project.com has agreed to share her tutorial for this beautiful hemp bracelet. You can get the hemp cord you need from us here in a variety of different colors or maybe try the project with our bamboo bakers twine for a different look! Either way, we would love to see your finished project. You can submit your work here.

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Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

According to The Associated Press Lawmakers in Springfield, Illinois are considering a bill that will allow Illinois farmers to grow industrial hemp.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is sponsoring the legislation. It has already passed the state Senate and is headed to the House.

Rob Davies, Illinois Farmers Union marketing director, says there is a big misconception that hemp is similar to marijuana. He says it is not a drug and from the farmers’ perspectives it makes sense “to have an alternative commodity” to grow.

Hemptique supports the legalization of industrial hemp in the United States. Check out the rest of the story here

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Granny Square Hemp Coasters – DIY

Granny Square Hemp Coasters

Hemp is such an amazing and versatile material.

Check out these great indoor outdoor coasters you can make with our Hemp Cord. These instructions are provided by thistleandleaves. Take a picture of your creation and show us here at Hemptique your works of art!

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New Hemp T-Shirts

YOU NEED THESE SHIRTS!

Hemptique.com is proud to offer these wonderful Hemp T-Shirts! Made from 55%HEMP and 45% Cotton the feel and fit is fabulous. Made with water-based AZO free dye, your planet will thank you. The classic design looks good on everyone and with its generous length of 28” the style ideas are endless.  They are available in blank or printed designs and will ship from our California warehouse right to your door. Get yours today.

 

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Earth Day with Hemptique

Earth Day with Hemptique

Hemp in the News

Recently Hemptique celebrated Earth Day at Balboa Park in San Diego. Our staff set up a great booth and educated everyone on the benefits of hemp and what it can be used for. The t-shirts were a big hit!  Check out the interview here with our Sales Manager Bonna Cruz on our local news station!

http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/04/23/60000-people-celebrate-earth-day-at-balboa-park/

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What is Industrial Hemp?

What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp was once a major player on the American landscape. This strong resource (one of the earliest plants known, dating back to the Neolithic Age in China) was used for many different industrial applications, including paper, textiles, and cordage which you can check out here at Hemptique.com

Over time, the use of industrial hemp has moved into an even greater variety of products, including health foods, body care, clothing, construction materials, fuels, plastics and more. Did you know that The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper, and even the finest Bible paper today remains hemp-based? Henry Ford even built a prototype car from bio-composite materials, using agricultural fiber such as hemp.

 

In 1937, the passage of “Marijuana Tax Act” occurred, and, despite the U.S. government’s “Hemp for Victory” campaign during World War II, misplaced fears that industrial hemp is the same as marijuana combined with targeted harassment by law enforcement and began discouraging farmers from growing hemp. The last crop was grown in Wisconsin in 1958, and by 1970 the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) formally prohibited cultivation. Today most industrial hemp is grown in Europe and China.

 

Here at Hemptique.com we are committed to using the finest hemp in all of our products from our apparel to our cords for crafting. We believe in a sustainable environmentally safe product while living a fun and meaningful life. Thank you for being a part of it!

 

 

What can you do with the Hemp Stalk?

What can you do with the Hemp Stalk?

 

There are 3 parts to the hemp plant that we can use in lots of different ways. Check this out!

From the stalk we can get paper products, cardboard and filters. There are even some biofuels that use the stalk of the hemp plant.

From the Hurd you can get items that range from animal bedding to concrete.

The Bast Fiber is responsible for the beautiful hemp cord, hemp shoes, hemp apparel and hemp bags we have here at Hemptique just to name a few.

Glow in the Dark Hemp Jewelry – DIY

Glow in the Dark Jewelry

Check out this great product from Hemptique.com.  It’s this awesome glow in the dark cord! You can make all kinds of awesome things with it. How about a keychain for those late nights? What about a new chocker or bracelet for your next EDM festival? The possibilities are endless.  Here is a great project from happyhourprojects.com that you might like.

 

What you will need:

 

  • Hemp Glow in the Dark Cord
  • Size 6/0 seed beads
  • Scissors, a clipboard or other way to secure your bracelet while you work, and a ruler if estimating length isn’t one of your strong suits.

First, check your bead hole sizes against the end of your twine to make sure the bead will slide on easily.  Then, cut off three strands of twine about 12 inches long.  You will need enough extra length to be able to tie your bracelet on when it’s finished – like a friendship bracelet.  Tie an overhand knot about 1-1/2 to 2 inches down, to create your “tails”.

Clip it onto your clipboard to secure it, unless you have another method you like to use.  This works well for me, though.

 

Braid your bracelet about 2 inches.  You can actually make this more or less, to add more or fewer beads as you like.  No rules here, just do what you like!

 

Now, add a bead onto your outside strand.  It doesn’t matter whether you are pulling from the left or right first, just whichever strand you’re about to pass to the middle.  Slide it up snug with the knot, and continue your braid.  This will add it to the outside of your braid.

Do the same thing on the next strand, and then the next – add a bead to the strand just before you pass it to the middle.  Keep adding beads until you have enough to your liking.  I like 2 rows of 7 – so, 14 beads total.  (This is opposite of the Wish Bracelets – those, you add on so that the bead is placed inside the braid, rather than the outside, giving you only one row of beads.)

When you have enough to suit your tastes, it should be around 2-1/2 inches of beads, give or take, continue your braid normally (without adding beads).  Braid another 2 inches – making your bracelet a total length between approximately 6 to 6-1/2 inches.  This will fit an average sized wrist.  You can vary it to be more or less, depending on whether your recipient is likely to be an adult or a child.

Once you are ready to finish it off, just ties another overhand knot.  Cut your “tails” to even them up and match the other end – just make sure you’re leaving enough length that it can be tied onto a wrist.

 

Optionally – you may want your bracelet to be removable.  If that’s the case, you can find glue-on jewelry end caps.  Just trim the ends down to fit the cap, and use jewelry glue to adhere the cap.  If you’re looking for another project to see how this would work, I recently posted a layered woven bracelet you can take a look at.

That’s it!  A bracelet will take you about ten minutes – which makes it easy to whip up a few!

 

 

 

 

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Hack Sack Rules

Hack Sack Rules

Did you know that there are actual rules to the game of Hacky Sack or Footbag? Me neither! I thought we could all just stand in a circle and kick the thing! Follow these easy rules the next time you are in a game and every one will have a good time. P.S. You can get your 100% Hemp Hack Sack right here on Hemptique.com 

 

  1. No Hands(except when serving),No Arms – Shoulders are technically allowed and are widely accepted among the average hack circle.
  2. Always serve the bag to someone else, unless of course you are alone. Footbag is traditionally a game of courtesy, hence “The Courtesy Toss“: a light lob usually toward the receivers knee.
  3. Don’t bogart that bag.– Don’t always hog it ’till you drop it because that sucks for everybody else. Being able to pass well is important to almost allfootbag games.
  4. Don’t say “sorry”.Everyone makes mistakes, especially when learning, so sorry’s are unnecessary.
  5. Try not to give knee passesPasses from the knee tend to go straight to the ground.
  6. Don’t play past .09(blood-alcohol level) – You will only get frustrated, and you might lose the Bag. It is also next to impossible to play with a drink in your hands.