This black strip is so wavy there is no way it can be used:
These two strips are representative of several strips. Cut so 'off grain' that they can't be used either:
The black yardage piece was full of slubs and snags. The piece was only 36" wide (would have been good to know before I bought it) so that was messing up my plans for it. In addition, the last 18" of it was mis-woven so that it was not as wide as the rest. I can't even figure out what went wrong there.
The vendor does not have a website and the phone number on the packing is not readable. How convenient. Out of 45 40" strips, I have about 55 18" strips I can salvage plus whatever I can use from the yardage. Very disappointing since I think the kit and the yardage cost about $80. What a waste of money and it makes me think I won't have much fun putting something together with it either. No more silk fabric for me!!!!