The hemp fabric might be a blend of hemp and rayon. It has a lot of give in it. I ironed on a leave-in stabilizer to give me more control with cutting. Today I decided to add prairie points at the bottom in the black fabric. The points will be in front of 3-4 inches of green and cowrie shells will hang from the ends of the point.
The state legislators on both sides of the aisle are discussing returning hemp growing to Kentucky (Kentucky was a producer in the 1800s) and with Rand Paul (groan) and the state chief of agriculture leading the pack plan on asking the Federal govt. for a special waiver to start. The state police are the voice of highest concern. I'm not sure what the process is to turn hemp, the plant, into hemp, the fabric...but my selfish interest is, will it bring the cost per yard down.
I spent time combing through my fabric stash...I don't have any brights...I lean toward shades which might account for my love of grays. I was looking for fabric to write on. When I found it, I tested out markers for colour...the ones at the top of the fabric I eliminated and the ones on the right are possibilities. The b/w image helps me with determining value...all of these will work value-wise.