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Where do you get Black Velvet from?

francisg 11 703 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 13 2.2k England
22 Jan 2006 5:23AM
I got mine from a local market stall.
theorderingone 11 2.4k United Kingdom
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!)
beaniebabe 9 2.3k England
22 Jan 2006 5:43AM
Local market stall here also Smile
Photogeek 10 605 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 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 !!!
dave thelens 12 936 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2006 6:06AM
Champagne and guinness ain't it ....
There's always some on Ebay.
for example
JuliaB 10 109 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2006 7:51AM
Try Dunelm - they do loads of fabrics, inexpensive mostly too.
francisg 11 703 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 12 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 11 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 10 5.8k 227 Ireland
23 Jan 2006 6:58AM
Any pub in Dublin

AlistairF 9 322
23 Jan 2006 7:02AM

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