It came folded in a little bag as always, but when I opened it, the fold lines were obvious because of the faded color. Hand dyed so I can't wet or wash it. A little hard to see in the photo but believe me, those horizontal folds are light and the vertical line is really light. On top of that, it's not 13 x 18 as I ordered, it's 16 1/2" on one end and 17" on the other. That means my 15" project that could squeak by on 18", will not work.
To prevent fold lines, I use the cardboard rolls from wraps for storing hand-dyed linens and others, but keeping them from unrolling was a problem. I was concerned that tight rubber bands would leave marks and certainly didn't want tape, so here's my solution. My Walmart brand premium stretchable wrap! Just roll it over the linen and it sticks to itself, keeps the linen clean, and I can grab the tubes during searches without worrying about lotion sticky or chocolate smudgy hands.
Darth Vader has his wand, I have mine. Mine is from the wide roll of foil and holds five colors of smaller 35 count pieces. You could use pieces of plastic pipe too. I have another with 30 and one with 32. A few pieces of the wrap hold them on and I can pull this out and check the size and color on the tag, without having to rummage through all the shorts. These were gifts and I loved the colors so much that I ordered larger pieces in two different counts. I need to make a notebook with sample scraps clearly marked for color reference. My paper rolls are wrapped with plastic wrap, sometimes muslin, to prevent contact with cardboard that isn't acid-free. I have pieces from years ago that are not protected and are still fine, but it's a concern to many stitchers.
I pulled the colors (along with my changes) for Harriot and this may be the next start. But that usually changes the last minute. This linen color is the same as the fold marked piece, but larger and from a different source. The more I look at this, I'm changing my mind. We'll see. I think I need a small.
It's in the 30's and 40's this weekend. Usually during a hot flash, the cold outside air is refreshing, but those frigid temps made me feel like a bonfire in an ice cube. Unfortunately, the brats don't care about the warmer weather, they want back in. Forget the padded outdoor condos, the heated box, room to run and play. Look at the pitiful stare I'm getting. This little one (who is afraid of the litter in the box) is hurdling the 4 foot plywood barrier without a sound and we've found her in closets, under the bed, in the basement....and she is not catchable. Right now she and Bud are playing hockey with the leather toys and if they don't nap afterwards, back outside!
Enjoy your weekend!
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