sign up until tomorrow! Today we have some inspiration for your stitchy swap pieces. Jane from Flaming Nora is giving us a tutorial on how to transfer images to fabric. I can think of so many fun things I'd like to do with this technique!
Thank you, Jane!
We all have a sense of place, of belonging to a particular place at a particular time. Very few of us haven’t moved at one time or another in our lives. Some of the places we have lived we return to more often in our memories.
A while ago I started work on a series of embroidered pieces that would explore this. The first of them is now finished; the second is in its beginning stages. It seemed perfect to share some of the processes I used to create “Growing up in the shadow of the Cathedral” while &stitches are exploring the theme of place.
the whole story of this piece; it is quite moving! -Carina]
You should use a fine fabric, not too thick as you will be printing on to it using an ordinary inkjet printer. Once the fabric and the paper are bonded together it shouldn't be thicker than ordinary card stock. If it is you may have problems with it jamming up in the printer.
You place the paper on to the wrong side of your chosen fabric shiny side down. Carefully line the edges of the paper with the grain of the fabric. Otherwise your image may become distorted once printed. Iron the paper on to the fabric, I use quite a hot setting cover it with a press cloth if you are worried about delicate fabrics.
Trim your fabric so it is exactly the same size as the paper, re iron it at this point to make sure its all completely bonded and is laying flat. Then its time to print.
Once you have printed the images carefully peel the paper away from the back of the fabric. The utter joy of freezer paper is you can use it again and again. Now you are ready to embellish the picture however you want.
What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!