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Where do you get Black Velvet from?

francisg Plus
10 703 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2006 5:19AM
I want to use some Black velvet to make a Background for Flower photographs, But where do you get it from. I have tried fabric shops, and dressmaking shops whithout success. The nearest I could get was some Curtain material, But I was looking for somthing not quite that heavy.

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mad-dogs Plus
12 2.2k England
22 Jan 2006 5:23AM
I got mine from a local market stall.
22 Jan 2006 5:35AM
Where abouts in the North West are you from?

If your near Manchester then Abakhan Fabrics on Oldham street will have what youre after (and then some!)
22 Jan 2006 5:43AM
Local market stall here also Smile
Photogeek Plus
9 605 6 Wales
22 Jan 2006 5:46AM
Black and Blue Cotton Velvet was available on Preston Market a while back, Got some to make a cape for my Missus.


dusted Plus
10 505 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2006 5:53AM
bookmarking in case any suggestions on fine purveyors of black velvet near peterborough crop up !!!
22 Jan 2006 6:06AM
Champagne and guinness ain't it ....
There's always some on Ebay.
for example
JuliaB Plus
9 109 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2006 7:51AM
Try Dunelm - they do loads of fabrics, inexpensive mostly too.
francisg Plus
10 703 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 2:28AM
Thank you for your helpful replies. I have tried these already and it would appear that I am just out of luck. I will leave it for a while and try again later.


Ebay still has some.
digicammad Plus
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 3:58AM
Your local market stall or cheap material shop should be able to help. I got some black velveteen last year and, more recently, some beige velvet. Both were about 3 a metre, for 1 metre wide cloth.

User_Removed 10 3.3k Russian Federation
23 Jan 2006 4:02AM

Quote:Where do you get Black Velvet from?

Alannah Miles?

I'll get me coat....
Tooth Plus
9 5.8k 227 Ireland
23 Jan 2006 6:58AM
Any pub in Dublin

23 Jan 2006 7:02AM

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