No this is not just a piece of black fabric. You might have to click on it to see what's on it. I needed to transfer a design onto black fabric and was pondering how to do it. I could use a transfer paper, but that is so hard to remove. If I were using a light colored fabric, I would trace it on a light table, but that wouldn't work on black. Would it? Well, much to my surprise it does work. I traced my design using a red Sharpie and had no trouble seeing through the black fabric. I used a white chalk pencil, which will rub away when needed, but stay there while I'm sewing it. This will be included in the piece I'm currently working on. So far so good!