If you would like samples of the fabrics or sets of colours swatches then we are quite happy to send them to you. There is a small fee for this service which is refunded on your next purchase. Colour swatches are time consuming to prepare and many students request these for their portfolios – hence the charge if there is no order. We get inspiration for colours from anything – it can be some stunning sumach leaves – or an old painted and rusty tin shed. The enjoyment of colour never ceases to give us pleasure – hence the huge variety of tones and variations that we create.