When I lived in New Orleans, I used to sit in Jackson Square with a couple of boxes of cool beads and lots of embroidery thread and braid peoples hair. I charged $1 per inch plus whatever bangles, beads or bells you added you had to buy from my box. Making simple macrame knots around a braid in a persons hair using whatever color combos they wanted seemed a fun way to pass the day and make easy money. That was when I first learned how to make hemp jewelry using those simple knots and a a few more.
Suddenly I was selling my jewelry along with braiding peoples hair with cool colors.
Then bags came along. I found that you could get thick weaves of hemp and using large knots you could make cool bags for groceries and knocking about.
Washed hemp, I discovered with its softer texture was great for crocheting little bags of all sorts
and thick shirts for the winter
..and holy crap even bikinis for the hemp fanatic! ( I REALLY like these :) )
In any case its always been one of my favorite fibers to work with. Super versatile and you open your imagination ( no you don't have to smoke it to do that :P)