40 Count Shrinking Violet Fat Quarter Hand-Dyed Linen Wabi-Sabi Collect
As with all of my hand-dyed fabrics, each peice of shrinking violet is different, and has various stains, spots, and variations. If you purchase this, please know this fabric looks stained and dirty. It is not a solid flat color. Purchase at your own risk... of fun!!!
Approximate DMC conversion is 7 (yes, that is a DMC number -- it's newer).
This is a lovely Zweigart-based fabric -- soft, but firm. Friendly, yet fiercely independent. Purchase one, and you get a fat quarter, which is roughly 18 by 27 inches. Purchase two, and you'll get a fat half -- 27 by 36 inches. At this time, I am not dyeing in 1-yard increments. (Aida fabrics are typically 18 by 22 inches per quarter; 36 by 22 inches per half).
About the linen...
Right now, I'm dyeing in small batches, which means the linen you're getting is super-unique. I like hand-dyed linens that look hand-dyed. That look like they've been in grandma's attic for eighty years. That have veins, splotches, stains, drips, water marks, surprising bits of color, and pizazz! Every piece of linen is different. You can use either side as the front of the fabric -- both sides have their own unique markings.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND WASHING YOUR FABRIC. I use a combination of commercial dyes and natural dyes, and if you wash the linen, you may either cause bleeding or a loss of color and definition. Many of my fabrics have been dyed twice, and they've all been ironed three times to make them as wrinkle-free as possible. I do use a little steam when ironing. I know you're not really supposed to, but I'm a rebel.
I have done the best I can to scan each color, but running a fabric through a scanner, a computer, an editing program, uploading it onto a website, and then running it through your screen at home, there are bound to be discrepencies. Use the DMC conversion in this listing as a guide. I promise you this fabric is pretty. I want to keep every scrap of it. But a girl's gotta eat.
This fabric looks old. It looks grungy. It looks like it was dragged behind a hog truck in the middle of July down a back-county road where all you see are turkey vultures and the occasional skunk. But it smells pretty good. I like old samplers and prim pieces, and I design these fabric colors based on that love. But you do you -- I just know you're going to love adopting this linen and making it your own. BUT USE IT!!! Don't save it!!!
When you frame your piece, consider using museum glass to protect the colors of your fabric and threads. Make sure to hang out of direct sunlight. Sing to it once in a while. It'll love you for it.