Looks good, huh? I got it close enough, it doesn't have the hand-dyed variations or the stiffness of my original, but for small projects it's perfect. This is an unbleached that I dyed because I am afraid to mess with the newest pieces. They are already hand-dyed and not to be wet, so I may ruin it all by trying to dip in my colors. I'm not sure what the plan will be for the last piece since its hand is too soft for me. It's a beautiful fabric for sure, but I need to think about it. I have many R&R hand-dyed colors and all are 30 count and fairly stiff, so I was puzzled by this softness and sheen. If I would have printed out this information from Needle in a Haystack, I would have know. But then again, I think I did and just don't know where it is.
This information lists fabrics and their available counts, and what companies use which manufacturers for specific linens. A great help to me because I can see which linen maker is used by each hand-dyed vendor. The 28 count Rook I just received is very different in feel from the 30 count and checking this chart, I see that the two counts are from different companies. The 28 count hand-dyed R&R is from Zweigart, and their 30 count is Northern Cross. Since each has their own characteristics this explains why one is softer, and their base color would be different also. This page lists the standard cut dimensions and the characteristics of the different linens. Reading this told me which linen is soft, stiff, fine thread vs. thick, and really helps those of us ordering online that would like to know the hand of the linen. I'm remembering now that I posted this once so I must have copies somewhere. I'll print again and this time store the info in my floss box lid. Sorry if I'm repeating repeating myself!
That's all I have this morning. I already broke up two cat fights and my warrior ended up with a bunch of hair in his mouth, so I'm assuming he bit her really hard. Honestly, I thought neutering would alleviate this but it hasn't at all. He needs a pill. Or maybe some soy milk for a little estrogen. I can't get near this new cat and believe she is pregnant, or a fat male that someone dropped off. Whatever, it does NOT want to fight, just eat, so I hid a dish in the woods which the crows are devouring. I can't win! My brother's little solid black is getting fixed in two weeks but we can't find a home for her or an agency to take her. As all areas, they are beyond capacity.
Enjoy your Sunday, stay safe, and thanks for visiting.