Saturday, January 18, 2014

How To Read Your Selvages

A couple of questions have come to me via email regarding the TOT (tone on tone) theme.

TOT (tone on tone) is just that--tones of only one color. It is very easy to tell by looking on the selvage (according to Wikipedia, this is the US spelling, while selvedge is the British English spelling--guess I learned something today!).

Look at this picture. If you check the selvage, the dots will tell you what colors are in that particular fabric. 

If you notice, I circled the white dot labeled 1 so it would be more graphic. The remaining colors are all shades of blue, so, this fabric would NOT be suitable for this swap. The second fabric shows two dots--both shades of blue (and in a small print)--is perfect for the swap.

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