I am going to give-away a package of my Red Jack Rugs Palette Wool to two respondents who answer my question about wool packaging (read on). Post your answer in the comments to this post. I'll make the drawing on March 20th.
Illustration: my logo
As I am building the Red Jack Rugs website (I will be moving the blog to this new website in about a month) and beginning to package my hand-dyed palette wools, I need some advise from you.
My wools are a new concept in the rugger's world because they are all kinship wools, created as a complete color family from my three exclusive dyes (Million Dollar Red, Amaizing Yellow, and Alexander Blue). It will mean that there will be available for sale a full artist's palette in wool, with all the tints, shades, and neutrals too.
I am packaging them in a variety of packs, all consisting of 8 pieces of wool.
8-Value pack: 8 values of one color from lightest to darkestI want to make my packs as convenient for your hooking needs and economical as I can. I only use the very premium supplies (100% Dorr milled wool and W. Cushings Perfection Acid dyes) and procedure. When my wool arrives at your home, it is ready for you to cut and use.
8-Shade pack: 8 shades (darkened color) of one color
8-Dapple pack: 8 pieces of spot-dyed wool of one color
8-Texture pack: 8 pieces of over-dyed textured wool varieties of one color
8-Primitive pack: 3 values (light, medium, dark), 2 shades, 1 dapple, 2 texture
So if you were to buy a pack of my wool, which size would you most likely purchase?
1. $12: a pack that contains 1/5 yard (pre-washed): 8 pieces 3" by 12 1/2" (after processing)
2. $15: a pack that contains 1/4 yard (pre-washed): 8 pieces 3" by 16" (after processing)
Normally swatches are created and sold as #1, so #2 is a new idea. The strips would be 3 1/2 inches longer each, but the price point moves up $3.