Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Preparing Iron On Transfers Part 3

1 the largest design size 4x6 over the felt 3x4.5

Create outside of the box.

I chose the largest design copy, the 4″x6″, to place onto the3″x4.5″ felt rectangle. How is that you ask? The design doesn’t fit on the rectangle?! I know. At least it doesn’t fit entirely on the rectangle.

The entire design won’t fit onto the felt. By moving the felt piece around behind the design, you can capture a portion of the design that may be pleasing within the design space. Here is the felt piece behind the design of the iris.

iris 4x6 over felt 3x4.5

Here is the felt piece behind the design of the marigold.

marigold 4x6 over felt 3x4.5

Here is the felt piece behind the design of the pansy.

pansy 4x6 over felt 3x4.5

I’m not sure why I don’t have a picture of the felt behind the rose design. I think I forgot to snap a picture of it.

Now to make a transfer. There are many suggestions for creating a transfer. I wanted something quick and easy. For me, that translates to an iron on pencil or pen. I’ve looked at every store with craft supplies here in Hawaii (Oahu) and have not found an iron on pencil or pen. If you find one here let me know where it is. I managed to coerce my mom into letting me borrow her light table. (She uses it for card making.) So, with this in my hot little hands, an iron on transfer can be born.

Here is the 4″x6″ iris on the light table, design side up, just so you can see the design and the size comparison.

small light table to transfer design

Flip the design over, face down on the light source.

design face down on light table

I also dug up a Tri-Chem red transfer pencil that was in with my mom’s old sewing kit. I’m not sure if it’s all that great, but it’s all I have in the way of iron on transfer pencils right now. Beggars can’t be choosers, or so I hear.

tri chem red transfer pencil for iron on transfer designs

With the designs all face down on the light table, trace the design on the backside of the design paper. This leaves the iron on pencil to be placed on your design fabric. I’ve traced all the flower designs onto the back of the original designs.

all flowers to embroider traced with iron on pencil

Now to place and iron the sections of design onto the 3″x4.5″ felt rectangles.

I hope it works!

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

————-Helpful Information———-

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 1 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 2 (Click Here)

Find Yahoo!Group Hand Embroidery (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Blog (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Summer Creativity Challenge (Click Here)

Find Stitchy Britches Blog (Click Here)

Find Giggleface Studios tutorial for tinting with crayons (Click Here)

Find Craftster forum with tinting with crayons information (Click Here)

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One response to “Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Preparing Iron On Transfers Part 3

  1. Pingback: Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Iron On the Flowers Part 4 | Curiosities808

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