Friday, June 27, 2014
Eureka Tip with Wendi Gratz
Today we're joined by Wendi Gratz of the blog Shiny Happy World. Wendi is here to share a product that has changed her stitchy life!
I love, love, love to embroider on wool felt. It's lovely to hold in my hands - but not so lovely to transfer a pattern to. It's too thick to trace through and writing on felt tends to lift the fibers.
That's where Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy comes in! With this stuff you never mark on the felt at all! You print (or trace) your pattern onto it, then peel away the backing and stick the pattern to the felt. Stitch right through it, and then when you're done you soak it off in cold water. I let it soak for a good long time (often an hour or more) and then use the kitchen sprayer to remove any stubborn bits.
Here you can see the steps for making a little felt bird:
It's also pretty brilliant for embroidering on T-shirts. It's a pattern transfer and wash-away stabilizer all in one! I use it on absolutely everything. :-)
So tell us: what is your favorite method of transferring to those tricky fabrics?