Friday, November 20, 2009

Transfer Tuesday

Coats & Clark's Book No. 143-6Coats & Clark's Book No. 143-7

These two are ones I hope to actually embroider in the near future.  They are from Coats & Clark's Book No. 143-6.  I really like all the details on the flower just trying to figure out the best transfer method so I do not blur all my lines together. 

My favorite method is the sulky transfer pen but it is a bit thick.  I do also like the pencil but my hand always hurts after using the pencil and that is a lot of transferring. 

Does anyone else have a better method?

~B

Sorry this is late I had lots of problems trying to post this.  I lost it 3 times and finally gave up and decided to give it one last shot.  Crossing my fingers.

5 comments:

IamSusie said...

You have to be really confident, but Micron pens don't bleed and have a very thin line (If you buy a thin one). You can use a light colored one if black is scary.
http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/Pen-Archival

I see them in the notions department at my sewing store, but they are also usually in the paper section. Beware! They are permanent!

Rebekah said...

I should have just asked you outright. You always seem to know all about these things. Thank you for the suggestion. I might try it. I am always up for a challenge.

Monica said...

Try using a water soluable pen. They are my preferred transfer method. You can find them in the quilting and embroidery sections of JoAnn's.

Allison Ann Aller said...

What if you scan the drawings and then run your embroidery fabric through your printer, printing the drawing directly onto it? Have the ink set to light gray.....

Rebekah said...

Allison how would you put the fabric through the printer? It sounds like a wonderful idea I am just now sure how to make it stiff enough to print on.