Black Magic Solid Hand-dyed Aida from Vintage NeedleArts


Color - Black Magic Solid
DMC reference - 4
Description - dark gray with darker shading; slight purple undertone rather than blue or brown

-100% cotton hand-dyed Charles Craft Aida
-ships rolled - not folded
-fabric sizes are approximate - some shrinkage does occur during the dye process
-measurements are in inches
-If you receive your fabric and the color is not suitable for your needs, we will
exchange the piece for another color of same size and count. Buyer is
responsible for all return shipping costs.

*Important Disclaimer: The picture provided in this listing is for general color information and illustration purposes only. Because of the differences in computer monitors, printers, other hardware and software combinations, the depicted results are intended to be used as approximations of color and not as definitive representations, and should not be relied upon or used as such. The actual fabric received may be lighter or darker and have more or less shading, mottling, etc. than seen in the image. Please use the DMC reference given for a clearer approximation of color.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Fabric

We use 100% cotton Charles Craft and Zweigart Aida, 100% cotton Zweigart Evenweave and 100% Zweigart linen. Our base fabric is white or Antique White, depending on availability. Our fabric is cut to the requested size and then dyed to order. Shrinkage does occur so please consider this when calculating your needs. All of our hand-dyed fabrics are colorfast and can be washed.


Our shipping time varies depending on how busy we are. Our fabric is dyed to order and the processing time can be anywhere from 2-10 business days. We try to ship as quickly as possible and most orders ship within 3 days. If we are very busy (usually before holidays and after trade shows) I will update the shipping to reflect the delay. Please contact us if you are concerned about the actual shipping time and we will give you a more accurate time frame.


Dream Big Little Mermaid - the floss list is incorrect on some charts. Please use the following information: A is E3949, B is 793, C is 4030 and D is 3810. All are DMC colors.

Willamina's Woolens - the fabric color used in the model should read Ocean Traditional not Midnight.

Sunflower Street - for the letter P - the floss color should be 744

Custom and personalized orders

In some situations, we may be able to accomodate custom sizes. It will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us for individual pricing. At this time, we are no longer doing custom colors.

Fabric Color/Images

Every computer, tablet, phone - represents color in a different way. Typically, this is no where near what the color actually looks like in person. Please do not base your fabric choice on the image you are seeing - for every listing, there is a DMC floss reference. Please use THIS information when deciding on a color for your project. But also remember that even this is just a reference. The hand-dyed fabric is just that - it is dyed entirely by hand - not mass produced in a factory some where. Each and every piece will be slightly different. We are also available for help and suggestions, please contact us and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Our Dyeing Process

There were two things we considered when experimenting with different dyeing techniques - the stiffness of the fabric that we wanted to use and the desire for a virtually wrinkle free product. After much experimentation, it became apparent that the traditional dip-dye technique would not work for us when it came to the Aida and Evenweave. We decided to go with a brush-on technique that results in a beautiful, muted finish with subtle shading. To achieve a wrinkle free product, the fabric is laid flat to dry. While either side may be stitched on, there is generally a right and wrong side. We roll and package the fabric with the "right" side out. Our linen is dyed in a traditional dip dye and laid flat to dry. It is shipped folded.

Delayed shipping/lost in the mail items

We ship on the same day that the shipping label is printed. We cannot control how long it takes for USPS or Fed Ex to get the item to you. Since Covid, there have been delays in customers receiving the orders. However, items are rarely actually lost in the mail. We will not issue a refund or mail a new item out until at least 30 days have passed with out any updated tracking information. After 30 days, we will assume the item is truly lost in the mail and a new item will be shipped or a refund will be issued.

I can’t rave enough about this sellers fabric. She has become my go to vendor for cross stitch material. This makes almost a dozen different fabrics and dye colors I’ve purchased and each piece I’ve stitched so far as been beautiful. I can’t wait to use this color for a special fireman’s piece I’m doing for my son.

The color of this fabric is gorgeous! I bought it on a whim when it showed up on the page of another item as a “buy these together and get free shipping” and I am so glad I did. The photo doesn’t do it justice (at least on my screen) because it has more of a purple undertone than suggested by the image. Now I just have to dig through my pile of patterns and find one that will do justice to this gorgeous fabric.

This hand-dyed Aida cloth is absolutely beautiful. The description of purple undertones was on target but doesn't begin to get at how attractive the color actually is. Can't wait to start my stitching project with it. Arrived fast and rolled, so no creases in the fabric.

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