Cannabis. Hemp. Sustainability. Beauty. Art. You might not immediately assume all these words can be related — but after chatting with Erika of KannaKraft in Augusta, Maine, it is safe to say they definitely are related and beautifully so.
Erika creates a variety of beautiful handmade hemp-based art items, each unique and useful in their way. Erika loves that her art is a nod to the sustainable, natural direction hemp lends to her life and can bring others. These beautiful creations add beauty to this world and add to the constant drive to end the stigma surrounding cannabis. Cannabis is so many things to so many people. It’s not a far stretch to realize it is also a beautiful artistic medium to bring out into the world. Erika finds herself inspired by her passion for cannabis and crafting, and most of all, her desire to share how creating natural beauty with cannabis, can be for anyone. She has always found enjoyment in creating art and loves to combine sustainable hemp fiber with crafting techniques to add beauty to the world and fight the stigma of cannabis.
Her favorite items have shifted over the years, as new creations of cannabis
and modern-day art conceptualized. Currently, a top-favorite for Erika is macrame. These macrame pieces are a source of pride because it took a while to finally master incorporating the complicated art of macrame with hemp and natural fibers. Also, Erika loves her hemp-based dream catchers, key chains, plant hangers, and the beautiful tree of life decor made from a cannabis plant. Crafting her love of arts with sustainable, stigma breaking cannabis hemp is truly a passion. Cannabis art will lend beauty and conversation to your home. Cannabis is bringing natural beauty to so many aspects of this world, including art and decor.
Erika and her art pieces were previously featured in Dope Magazine, in one of the last editions before High Times. She is proud of the article and loves how it showed how she uses cannabis in art and the focus on sustainable materials. If Erika could add on to the piece, she would further focus on sharing and showing others how they can use it, too, that cannabis crafting is not just limited to someone experienced. She loves teaching others how they can resource hemp and natural fibers and fabrics into their homes, lives, art mediums, and crafts.
Above all, these beautiful creations not only add natural beauty to your world, personal fashion, and home, but they work to normalize a very medicinal and beneficial plant through handcrafted art and decor. With a passion for cannabis and crafting, beautiful, functional, stigma-breaking art is created and rapidly increasing in popularity and purpose.