Our items are made by hand, we may not have every item in-stock, please allow about 2 weeks for order completion. As with any handmade product you will find small variations between finished items. Small variations of tone or specks of other colours within an item, as well as occasional small slubs in the cotton and sewing should be embraced as signs of a genuine handmade product.
what goes with this?
Around about the size of a business card. Swatches are cut from hand dyed fabric and as such are subject to the same dyelot variations as our finished products.
All bedding should be washed prior to first use. Always wash in COLD water and tumble dry warm. Dyed bedding should be washed keeping each colour separate for at least the first wash and dry. After that simply wash similar colours together. Do not hang dyed bedding to dry, use a dryer. For best results during the first few washes, please make sure your bedding goes into the dryer right after it is done washing. Don't let it sit wet. Unbleached bedding should be washed in HOT water for the first wash. After that, follow the washing instructions as detailed above.
colour & dyelots
All dyeing is done by hand in small batches (about a set of queen-sized items, i.e. duvet cover, fitted sheet & 2 pillowcases), so dye lots will vary slightly. If you order several items in the same colour, we will make every effort to dye as many of them together as possible, however, it is possible you may receive items from slightly different dye lots. The typical variation in colour that may occur is shown in an image on each product page. Marble dyes have the most variance in colour, each item has a unique pattern that can include large clusters or small flecks of other colours such as fuschia, orange or blue, depending upon how individual dyes disperse. Every computer monitor will display colours somewhat differently, so use our colour images as guidelines – the actual colour may not be exactly as displayed by your computer. For an explanation about why colours sometimes look different online and in person, check out our about colour page. Following our washing instructions will keep colours true for a long time, while the cotton will get softer and softer, a lot like your favourite, old jeans.