Hello, I am Tonygreenhand and this is the story of the woven blunt and how it came to be known. Most people approach me asking me if I invented woven blunts, if I was the first one who wove, generally how it all got started; And this is what I say:
When I was first getting into social media I had been investigating different rolling techniques across the world via the internet. About one year ago, one late night on Instagram, I ran across a page of a Prolific blunt roller @qjrfm. @QJRFM had many blunts on his page that were creative rolls, but among them a few stood out to me. There was a blunt with a checkered pattern that I had never seen before. These blunt wraps seemed completely new.
I reached out to him about this technique, I was extremely intrigued on how he made them. His process included slicing the wrap into strips and then recombining them while moist. A woven blunt is simply a sliced and woven sheet of tobacco paper. He said that the woven blunts worked well even with the pinholes from the weaving process still in the paper…I was intrigued, and after talking to him I decided to try them myself. It took some time but I eventually learned how to make the pattern tight and fully sealed. The first woven blunt that I tried I incorporated into a creative roll making an ice cream waffle cone
I call it the ice chron cone
As I practiced it became apparent that even the smallest difference in the pattern of a woven blunt will show on the final pattern, making the possibility for infinite different designs.
I thought that woven blunts would be the next huge thing and after smoking them and seeing how slowly they burned and how cool they looked even when burning it made me want to show everyone even more. I had more exposure than @qjrfm and I wanted everyone to try woven blunts so I began to heavily promote them on my Instagram page and elsewhere online. I made an effort to promote woven blunts every day, and slowly I began to see people around the world start to weave their own blunts. I began to make the woven blunts as hollow pre rolls so that they could be sent out to the people who wanted to smoke them but didn’t want to try to make them for themselves. The movement of people to try woven blunts gained momentum very quickly, soon many other people were producing woven blunts and distributing them around the world. I did not invent the weaving process, I promoted it and refined it in my own way. Without qjrfm I would have never known about weaving, thanks to him I can continue to share this craft with the world.
Many people have begun to release tutorials on how to weave, making this hobby more accessible than ever before. Now people everywhere can try and master something new. This year many companies, including my own, plan to release woven blunts internationally soon to be in smoke shops and gas stations near you.
Huge thanks to WA5280 for the Featured Image!