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Burlap and Cement: Strong Enough to Replace Plywood and Stucco Siding


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blog1-1 Burlap-crete is a loosely woven burlap saturated in a rapid setting cement. Unlike exterior plywood sheathing, it doesn’t warp or swell. It won’t delaminate, mold, burn, or get damaged by rodents. It doesn’t take as many tools or any special skill either. It can withstand years of weather as well as the heat of a blowtorch and hammer blows when correctly applied.

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Plant Fiber and Textile Arts


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blog3-1 Modern fiber art evolved from the textile arts practiced globally since ancient times to create practical cloth for clothing, tapestries, quilts, and rugs. New artistic applications combine fibers to produce new products, with an exclusive feel, smell, aura, and appreciation.

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Tis’ the Season for Burlap Gift Packaging


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blog4-1What started out as packaging needs for agriculture, landscaping, and manufacturing, provides so much more in the retail space. Over the past 80 years, new practices and ideas evolved as technology and shipping advanced. Companies across the globe are using biodegradable products – jute, flax, hemp, reeds, starch, and sugar to produce their packaging.

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Repurposing and Decorating with Jute Rope, Yarn and Twine


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blog2-1With a little creativity and some jute rope, yarn or twine, it is possible to change the look and feel of your home without spending a ton of cash. Wrapping old furniture and decorative items in many types of cording can embellish or transform your environment.

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Burlap’s Many Uses for Halloween


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blog2-1Whether its recycled burlap bags or actual bolts of burlap fabric from a craft store, this durable cloth is perfect for Halloween decorations, costumes, and bags to carry treats.

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