Here's something I didn't even know about until lately, when I began doing some of my own trucking!
WeatherWool® Hardcore Luxury® Fabric is the foundation of our company. And so we have gotten to know the people at MTL, where our Fabric is woven. Several months ago, when I was picking up some greige Fabric to deliver to American Woolen for finishing, the folks at MTL asked if I wanted the selvedge.
Our finished Fabric has about 3/4 inch (around 1.5 cm) of "selvedge" at the edge of each bolt. This type of selvedge may be included in bags of remnants.
What I learned lately (the amount of info I don't know keeps growing!) is that at the end of the weaving processes, the mill removes some selvedge that is very different, although still made of our same original fiber. MTL had been donating it ... none of their other customers ever want it ... but our stuff is different, and so I picked up some of the "weaving selvedge".
I don't know what people might do with it, but I think it was Alex who immediately realized this type of selvedge would work a lot better in a pillow than the Remnants I've been using since summer of 2021. I'll have a verdict soon.
Each order of Weaving Selvedge will include enough selvedge stuff a full-sized bed pillow. Right now, the only Weaving Selvedge we have ready to ship is from FullWeight Lynx Pattern Fabric. But there will be other types coming.
The selvedge comes in very long strips because the selvedge is trimmed from the edges of each bolt of Fabric.
I have noticed two or three very thin white threads (in Lynx Pattern) that do not seem to be our yarn. MTL will let me know about these.
We hope others can find more uses for them. Here are some uses (borrowed from Remnants page):
- Pillow stuffing (working really well for me)
- Insulation for use in all kinds of places
- Ghillie Suit ... add wool scraps to the outside of anything
- Dog Bed
We will be happy to hear any other ideas and results of testing.
For each order placed we will ship to you 5 pounds of Weaving Selvedge.
The $20 price of the Weaving Selvedge is just to cover shipping. But there are places, particularly in Canada, where $20 won't cover shipping. If the cheapest shipping is much over $20, we'll let you know. Thanks -- Ralph
26 January 2023 --- Ralph
Not sure anyone would want to review the Selvedge ... But I didn't expect anyone to review Fabric Remnants ...