Granite Gray Traditional Orphan Fabric

$10.67

Orphan Fabric Hand-dyed Aida

Color: Granite Gray Traditional (lighter than DMC # 3895)

Size: 9" x 18" - 16 count

Description: light gray with a brown hue (this pc. came out much lighter than normal and is significantly lighter than the picture

Orphan fabrics are pieces that have already been dyed our most popular colors. They are typically end of the bolt pieces that are odd sizes. They are NOT seconds - they are the same quality as our made to order fabric. They will still be shipped rolled but there is only one - once it is gone - it's gone. Orphan fabrics are NOT returnable.

We use the finest quality 100% cotton Aida from Zweigart and Charles Craft. Our fabric is COLORFAST and is slightly stiffer than other manufacturers products.

Our drying methods result in a fabric that has very few wrinkles. We also ship the fabric ROLLED instead of folded which further reduces wrinkling.

Color may vary between lighter and darker depending on screen resolutions and pieces may have more or less mottling/shading than seen in the image.

As screen resolutions can differ greatly, we have provided the closest match of our fabric to a DMC color. However, this is not an exact science and there is a limited selection of DMC colors to choose from. If you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing.

Happy stitching!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Fabric

We use 100% cotton Charles Craft Gold Standard and Zweigart Premium Quality Aida. Our process is designed to produce an Aida that retains its original stiffness, is colorfast and is virtually wrinkle-free. It is more appropriate for use with stretcher bars, scroll frames and Q-snaps. However, it can be used on hoops as well. If you would like a more softer fabric - it can be washed. Use the cold water, delicate setting on your washing machine and dry in a low heat dryer just until the material is dry. The fabric will fray a bit around the edges unless you serge the edges first and you will have quite a bit of wrinkling. It will take a bit of elbow grease and a hot iron to get the wrinkles out but you will have a much softer, pliable fabric.

Shipping

Shipping is free anywhere in the United States. International buyers must pay all shipping, import fees and taxes. Items will be sent via First Class or Priority Mail depending on the size of the package. A tracking number will be provided. All fabric is shipped ROLLED rather than folded.

Our shipping time varies depending on how busy we are. Our fabric is dyed to order and the processing time can be anywhere from 2-10 business days. We try to ship as quickly as possible and most orders ship within 3 days. If we are very busy (usually before holidays and after trade shows) I will update the shipping to reflect the delay. Please contact us if you are concerned about the actual shipping time and we will give you a more accurate time frame.

Pricing

For those not familiar with hand-dyed Aida - our prices may seem high. However, they do reflect the industry standards. And remember shipping is always free on all our designs and fabric when shipped within the United States. As reflected in our reviews and by our five star rating - we offer an exceptional product of high quality in beautiful colors that is packaged and shipped rolled instead of folded. As my late father-in-law was known to say, "Quality is not expensive, it's priceless." Considering the hours of hard work you will put into stitching a design - it's worth starting with a quality product.

Corrections

Dream Big Little Mermaid - the floss list is incorrect on some charts. Please use the following information: A is E3949, B is 793, C is 4030 and D is 3810. All are DMC colors.

Fabric of the Month Club Subscriptions

We have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available. You pick the color category, count and size. We send you a different color fabric every month. No repititions during each subscription period. You may change the count and color category during the subscription period but SIZE changes are not permitted.

Custom and personalized orders

We do offer custom colors and size cuts. Please contact us for individual pricing.

Sizing details

Our fabric is cut to the requested size and then dyed to order. Shrinkage does occur. Sizes given are approximate. Please consider this when calculating your needs.

Fabric Color/Images

Every computer, tablet, phone - represents color in a different way. Typically, this is no where near what the color actually looks like in person. Please do not base your fabric choice on the image you are seeing - for every listing, there is a DMC floss reference. Please use THIS information when deciding on a color for your project. But also remember that even this is just a reference. The hand-dyed fabric is just that - it is dyed entirey by hand - not mass produced in a factory some where. Each and every piece will be slightly different. We are also available for help and suggestions, please contact us and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Our Dyeing Process

There were two things we considered when experimenting with different dyeing techniques - the stiffness of the fabric that we wanted to use and the desire for a virtually wrinkle free product. After much experimentation, it became apparent that the traditional dip-dye technique would not work for us. We decided to go with a brush-on technique that results in a beautiful, muted finish with subtle shading. To achieve a wrinkle free product, the fabric is laid flat to dry. While either side may be stitched on, there is generally a right and wrong side. We roll and package the fabric with the "right" side out. The results speak for themselves and our reviews say it all.

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