My friend Diana the embroidery queen showed me this great product and I just had to share it with all of you. For me the worst part of a hand embroidery project is transferring the design on to your cloth. Light boxes? I don't have one. Taping to a window. Awkward. here's the solution. Self adhesive, water soluble stabilizer that you can run through your printer/copier. Genius! These are the two options I found, Tranfer-Eze and Sticky Fabri-Solvy. They both work the same way and Dianna says they give the same results. She's used them both. She prefers the Tranfer-Eze but it's harder to find and slightly more expensive at least around here.
They come in roughly the same size 8 1/2 X 11 paper backed sheets that will run through your ink jet printer/copier one at a time. Determine which side your printer prints on and put a sheet in the tray face up or down depending on your printer/copier. Put your design in the copy tray and print. That's all there is to it. If you don't have a copier you'll have to take it to a copy store.
|This was a long design so I used two pieces of stabilizer lined up after printing.|
Start stitching! Once you're done rinse in warm water and the stabilizer is gone taking the marks with it. Once my project is finished I'll report back but Diana has used this many times and swears by it. Have any of you tried this? What do you think? Willing to give it a go?
Until next time,