Tag: canvas

  • Hemp and the Founding of America

    Hemp was very important financially and physically to the settlers of America.  The fibre was used for rope, canvas and paper, making it highly sought after by old European countries seeking global domination by sea and those on the new frontier.  While cotton is often thought to be responsible for the rich fortunes of early […]

  • Hemp in Old England

    By Ted Smith Relying upon sailboats to expand trade and conquer territories meant the English had to gain access to large amounts of hemp rope and canvas.  Since being raided by the Romans, canvas sails made from hemp and hemp rope became very important for their navy and commercial fleets.  While most of this hemp […]