It’s a good idea to order swatches before purchasing larger pieces. Around about the size of a business card, swatches are cut from hand-dyed fabric so they are subject to the same dye lot variations as our finished products. They aren’t identical or uniform like paint swatches are, but they are a good overall representation of how the dye will turn out. 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. It’s difficult to capture the variable nature of marble dyes in a small swatch, so use swatch colours as guidelines only – the actual colour will vary.
To help us keep swatches and swatch shipping free, please don’t ask for all of them, we’re happy to stick 10 or so into an envelope to mail to you. Simply add the colours you want to your cart, then check out. They will show up free with free shipping. You can even do this without creating an online account.