Cotton Ways gauze is so cool. Great details on beautiful cotton. Due to the handpainted nature, each item is unique and one of a kind. Different colors maintain the same "look" but are paired with insets and paintings that best enhance the beauty of the garment it is applied on. Due to the garment-dyeing process, the excess dye will wash into the appliques during wash, however, they will remain gorgeous, tinted with the color of the base garment.