Monday, January 16, 2012

Transfering designs to your hoops for hand embroidery!

Other than with freeform machine embroidery, and sometimes even then, you’re probably going to need to transfer your embroidery design to fabric. There are a wide range of techniques you can use for this; some are useful for a variety of different applications, while others are more suited to particular techniques.
In this hints and tips article we’ll look at a few different ways of transferring your embroidery design onto fabric:
  • Tracing
  • Dressmaker’s carbon paper
  • Iron-on transfer made with a transfer pencil
  • Pricking and pouncing
  • Tacking (basting) through from the back of the fabric
  • Transferring photos or other digital images onto fabric
Head on over to Ruth O'Leary Textile Art to get detailed instructions for each method!  Fantastic resource site!


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