Many weavers give a cold shoulder to the sampling process, warping their loom and crossing their fingers that everything will turn out just right. Next time, before throwing such caution to the wind, needle-weave a sample on this handy Sett Tool. Cut the two samples off the sett tool (one each-front and back) and you can keep one as is and wash the other to test for shrinkage or bleeding. The Sett Tool measures 3" overall and comes with a needle and directions.
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