Recently a new to me hand-dyed fabric store Sparklies in the UK had their first ever sale. Although short of money I caved and bought a piece of Black Dahlia.
Doesn’t this look truly luscious? Lovely shades of midrange to dark purples. I thought this twilight colour would be perfect as a dark background fabric to use for The Great Escape SAL just started on The Stitch Specialists yahoogroup. There’s a photo of the design on their site.
Below are pictures of the fabric that turned up – splotches of black and red. The whole piece looks like soot and lava. It is a beautiful piece of fabric and I am sure I will eventually use it for something, probably a minimalist design from Enchanting Lair, Fire Wing or Alessandro Adelaide.
But for now, I am just sooo disappointed that it is not what I thought I was ordering nor will it work for the design I broke my budget to buy it for.