The effect of light flecks over the nearly black ground gives 'Starry' the effect of the sky on a clear night in the mountains, filled with stars. Not all the 'stars' are white, though -- some are hot pink, orange and turquoise. It is a heavier weight, more loosely woven wool, and coarse to the touch, but suitable for applique and hooking, although not finecut. Its nap is sparse and is composed of very fine fibers, or hairs, which makes me wonder if it has other fiber content, although it was represented as 100% wool. A great texture, though, with a number of possible uses. Strips will run about 19" long.
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.
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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.