Friday, February 20, 2009

Trial Swatches

I've decided to offer swatches for fabrics on a trial basis. I understand it is really difficult to buy fabric online. Every monitor shows the fabric differently. I spend a great deal of time trying to take the best photographs I can and describing the fabric colors as best I can, but is it enough? When I say "maroon", does that mean the same thing to me as to an online shopper? Probably not. One person's maroon is another person's plum.

So, going forward, I'm going to make an extra length of fabric with every dyebath that I can cut up into swatches. I'm offering them essentially for free -- you just have to pay for the shipping. They are small, so they fit into a letter size envelope and only cost 42 cents to mail. A bargain at twice the price!! Check out my first swatch:

Orchid Marbled Fabric Swatch

Any other ideas for making fabric shopping easier? I'd love to hear your comments.

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