# Working the shade ratios into a wrap

Now that you understand what the shade ratios are, the next step is incorporating them into your decorative wrap. These ratios can be used for ALL patterns. I highly recommend using them as backgrounds and chevrons. Using the chevron from the previous 8 axis tutorial, let’s elaborate on how I figured out how many threads would fit into the 10 mm spacing.

Here’s the picture so you guys can see what I’m referencing during the discussion. In the video I did in a previous course you saw me filling out the shade chart on the video. Here’s the shading chart below:

That is the exact threads and number of threads that I wrapped to create the chevron pictured above (with the exclusion of the two metallic silvers I added at the end). Let me explain exactly how I figured out how many threads would fit into the 10 mm spacing.

First thing that you need to keep in mind is that 1 mm = 4 threads (size A). If you are using a larger size thread, this math will not work for you. In order to find out how many size C or D will fit into 1 mm, you would need to wrap the thread on the blank, pack it, and then measure the length and divide by how many turns you made. That allows you to do the math that will help assist in figuring out how many threads will fit into a section of a wrap.