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Old 08-02-2011, 03:23 AM
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I have been asked to do some work on these colours. I thought grey on black or creams on white would work, but apparantly not.

Anyone, any ideas bearing in mind that I have to do this quickly and would probably have to go onto the internet to buy the fabric as LQS are far and few between in my far flung outpost.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:59 AM
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There are sooo many black and white prints out there just take a look. You'll find something to spark your creativity.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:30 AM
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I can't recall seeing black on black that didn't look like charcoal grey on black. Good luck on your hunt. IF you can, please post pictures of your fabric. All I can think of is matte black on shiny black or shiny black on top of matte black.
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I can't recall seeing black on black that didn't look like charcoal grey on black. Good luck on your hunt. IF you can, please post pictures of your fabric. All I can think of is matte black on shiny black or shiny black on top of matte black.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:24 AM
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Cotton loft.com usually has lots of blk/wht & wht/blk. Some of my favorite non-colors.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by hobo2000
Cotton loft.com usually has lots of blk/wht & wht/blk. Some of my favorite non-colors.
Thanks for the info. I can do black on white or white on black. But I have been asked for black on black or white on white.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:32 AM
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Black on Black fabric is not really black on black , in order to to able to see the pattern in a black on black one of the "black" colors has to be a different shade or less dense , so the print pattern ends up looking dark gray.
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I hope you aren't going to hand sew through these fabrics. i have a hard time finding white on white that doesn't have the top print sort of rubbery. very hard to hand sew through. machine sewing is all right though.
good luck.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:27 AM
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Would one of the marbled modas work, I wonder? There are some black looking batiks but in some lights they end up looking dark brown or green. Good luck with your search! I've never done any fabric painting/dying/inking but maybe you could experiment with a black fabric & black ink?

There's a crackle black here, but on my screen it looks charcoal grey.
http://www.hayloftfabrics.com/cgi-bi...?Kathy+Schmitz

and Moda has a crackle black as well.
http://www.colonialcrafts.com/manufa...Crackle/2318/2

If it doesn't have to be 100% cotton, there's a linen look one, if you enlarge the picture, it's embossed.
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Novelt...VVviewprod.htm
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I'm using a fabric from JoAnn's that's a black with dark charcoal swirls. I think you could call it black on black.
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