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Thread: What is the hardest color of batik to find?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Just wondering...

    Once upon a time, someone said that it was "a nice shade of yellow"... and more recently someone said that it was red.

    What have you found to be the hardest color of batik to locate?

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    I have a hard time finding a good shade of yellow and red too.

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    I am having trouble finding really light colors to use for strong contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I have a hard time finding a good shade of yellow and red too.
    same here.

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    Light, pastel colors.

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    Light, pastel colors.

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    I agree that light pastel colors are very hard to find. Reds and yellows would be next hardest to find as well.

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    I have nooooo problem finding every color in the rainbow, my LQS specializes in batiks. Wonderful to have close to me.

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    Light colors in general, mediums and darks are very easy to find just about everywhere :D:D:D

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    Pastels and a black that isn't "just black" . Like something with good mottling/marbling

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    I have no trouble finding all colors...brights, lights, pure, muted, blends, whatever. I have several local shops, Keepsake Quilting included, and between them all, there is an unlimited selection of colors.

    I never have to buy batiks online and really appreciate being able to see and feel them in person before I purchase. Spending my money locally makes it all that much better. ;)

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    I had trouble finding a nice beige batik or a nice pale green. Blues,purples and greens are everywhere.

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    Creams and light taupes are the hardest for me.

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    Gray or silver, with no other coloration! It's been a nightmare finding a decent print with no brown, purple or blue veining....I'm not giving up though!

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    I can't find creams.

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    I'd like to see more pastel neutrals. Some of the ones I see look "dirty" or grayish to me.

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    Lighter colors are harder to find. Pinks also.

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    Truthfully -- the color I am currently looking for.

    For me the hardest batiks to find are true blacks that are not solid.

    I also agree, that reds, yellows, and grays are up there on my list.

    The trend I see in stores are that they either stock batiks that are primarily very bright or heavily lean toward the darker nature tones. So shops that cry other color ranges grab my attention.

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    MY LQS has an excellent selection of Batik - that said, I see very little in grey, or black.

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    I wish they made a white or close to white batik, impossible to find anything close

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    Lights, definitely.

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    Lighter colors are harder to find. Pinks also.
    Karen Combs has some totally awesome pink batiks (just pink, not mixed) coming out through Print Concepts.

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    If I think about the ratio of what my LQS stocks 80 percent or higher would be dark . or med/dark. So that means I am always on the search for light and med/light in other than the 1895 type.

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    Lights for good contrast are always hard for me to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    I am having trouble finding really light colors to use for strong contrast.
    Yes, my issue also. Lights without dark patterns on them are really hard to find. Some pattern is fine, but I don't like it when it's high contrast dark.

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