Please note that the pictures do not show actual size -- I felt it was more important to include all of the colors on the piece, so pictures show about half size.
'Sarape' is a heavier blanket-weight wool. It has a pleasant nap to it, and the colors are beautifully muted. You may not find it suitable for rug hooking, but it would certainly be an interesting addition to an applique project. Keep in mind that the repeat is huge, at 15", but the good news is that the stripes will run across the strips that you buy, so there is no need to get extra strips to get all of the colors. You will want to give some thought about how best to use it -- it will only be suitable for certain applications, but perhaps it's just what you've been looking for! Strips will be about 18" X 3".
Textures behave in a variety of ways, depending upon the weave, and of course there is much more variety in style and weave, compared to the hand dyed wool, which is all dyed over a 2/1 twill, a pretty consistent weave from bolt to bolt. Textures also shrink at dramatically different rates, which are hard to predict, so while I will always strive for a 3" X 18" strip, sometimes it will vary a bit in length -- may be 16 1/2" to 19", although 3" X !8" is the nominal size I am selling. All textures have been pre-fulled and are ready for use.
HAVE A QUESTION?
If you are here for the first time, I would encourage you to check out the FAQ section at the top of your screen and the 'About' section at the bottom. All common questions about how the "strips" work, ordering larger pieces, color organization, shipping, payment methods, exchanges, accuracy of the graphics, and others, are answered in these areas.
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THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING COLORS ONLINE
In general, use the INDIVIDUAL color image as your guide. I have devoted many hours to adjusting the images to match the actual wool color, but this is no guarantee of accuracy on your monitor, especially laptop monitors. These will not display the colors of the wool properly -- a desktop monitor is a better choice for shopping.