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Black batik... is it in your stash?

Old 02-17-2011, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
I have the black batik from Connecting Threads. I bought 14 yards and have used almost all. Not quite as harsh as a solid black, but still makes colors pop. Love it!
I feel the same way about Moda Marbles black. Hmmm...I'll have to consider using black batiks also.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:44 AM
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Noooooooooo i don't have any, all the batiks around this house seem to come in greens and purples. I will have to look for it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:46 AM
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There are several variations of black batks, mixed with blue, green or gray are common. The picture below show one we are using in our Iris BOM.

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Old 02-17-2011, 09:48 AM
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You bet and it is hard to find. I use it for ravens and hair of applique islander and latinos.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:50 AM
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i have a bolt of it
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:50 AM
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I ordered Connecting Threads black batik and I love it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:52 AM
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I used some to border my king-sized bed quilt. I'd dyed all the fabrics for the quilt but chose a black batik for the border. I loved it--I used up just about every last piece of what was left and am so tempted to buy more.

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You know, those gorgeous colorful, bright batiks are going to look a whole lot more colorful and bright with a bit of dark in there.

There is also a really, really dark navy/indigo-ish which is fabulous for making the lighter colors sparkle.

It's all about contrast and value.

I buy the really dark batik darks whenever I can find them in 3-5 yard lengths. I'm always finding a use for them.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:59 AM
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I'd love some black that "reads" as black. I've been looking for blacks and have found plenty of black and white prints, blue blacks, gray blacks and even green blacks but a decent black black is hard to find. I'd definately buy a black batik and I have the right pattern just waiting for it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by pieces
I seldom buy batiks. But did buy some Kona black to piece
a machine embroidered lap quilt. Otherwise I seldom use black fabric. Its really hard to see when stitching.
I think Kona black maybe what I have bought also in the past...if I'm correct, it has a bit of sheen to it that takes away from a dead black look.
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