Hemp is a bast (stem) fibre from a very tall plant, essentially a strain of marijuana developed for fibre instead of other uses. Spun in a manner much like flax, the two also share the attribute of being harsh at first and just getting better and better over time with wear and laundering. It can be spun all by itself or blended with wool and other fibres.
Please excuse our current bad photos. Hemp has a lot of sheen and light reflection which means capturing the true colour is tricky. The dyed ones are all good solid colours, not mottled like the photos might make you think.

Hemp @ The Fibre Garden
Hemp – Natural Brown (Top)
100% Hemp. This is beautiful stuff, the finest hemp we have ever seen and a local lady with a lot of experience spinning hemp tried it and agrees! Very clean combed top, in a natural tan colour. Staple length is 6 to 7 inches. Hemp is a bast (stem) fibre from a very tall plant, essentially a strain of marijuana developed for fibre instead of other uses. Spun in a manner much like flax, the two also share the attribute of being harsh at first and just getting better and better over time with wear and laundering. It can be spun all by itself or blended with wool and other fibres. This has a light characteristic hemp scent but it's not overwhelming and should not be offensive to the nose during spinning. Since this is a plant or cellulose fibre dyers must use fibre reactive dyes. Natural dyers must resort to techniques used on cotton, such as alum-tannin premordanting, or Aluminum acetate. Hemp also works well in an indigo vat. PRODUCT of CHINA
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Hemp Top – Chocolate
Hemp Top – Chocolate

100% Flax (linen) fibre.

Rich dark-chocolate brown.

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Hemp Top – Cinnamon
Hemp Top – Cinnamon
100% Hemp fibre. Brighter than Rust, and more of a brassy orangy-brown, like a cinnamon stick. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Citron
Hemp Top – Citron
100% Hemp fibre. An absolutely great colour, we describe it as a bright acid-greeny-golden-yellow shade. This pops! PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Dream
Hemp Top – Dream
100% Hemp fibre. Good clear medium sapphire blue. Staple length is 4 to 4.5 inches. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Fire
Hemp Top – Fire

100% Hemp fibre.

A great solid red that's tricky to photograph because of the reflection. It leans to the blue-violet side, not the orange-scarlet.

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Hemp Top – Frog
Hemp Top – Frog
100% Hemp fibre. An oddly pleasing soft pastel tone that's sort of mint green with a bit of turquoise. We've never seen a frog this colour, have you? PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Ireland
Hemp Top – Ireland
100% Hemp fibre. Medium-dark teal. Staple length is 4 to 4.5 inches. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Lavender
Hemp Top – Lavender
100% Hemp fibre. Medium lavender purple, truly more of a mauve. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Paint Box
Hemp Top – Paint Box
100% Hemp fibre. Mixture of some or all of our various dyed hemp colours, including natural/white. Staple length is 4 to 4.5 inches. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Pumpkin
Hemp Top – Pumpkin
100% Hemp fibre. A friendly and rich orange that leans a bit towards the burnt orange direction. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Rust
Hemp Top – Rust
100% Hemp fibre. Absolutely stunning colour, one of the best in the Hemp line. Rich rusty brown-orange. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Saffron
Hemp Top – Saffron
100% Hemp fibre. An absolutely great rich gold, leaning towards the brassy side. Staple length is 4 to 4.5 inches. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Sage
Hemp Top – Sage
100% Hemp fibre. Soft sage green, leaning slightly to golden-tan. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Soft Fruit
Hemp Top – Soft Fruit
100% Hemp fibre. On hemp this colourway comes out a gorgeous deep wine red/burgundy shade. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Sunrise
Hemp Top – Sunrise
100% Hemp fibre. Very pleasing soft powder blue, but not overly pale either. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Hemp Top – Theatre
Hemp Top – Theatre
100% Hemp fibre. A vibrant purple of medium strength. Staple length is 4 to 4.5 inches. PRODUCT of ITALY
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