Wednesday, March 28, 2012
New rug started, new tracing method, talented ladies at it again !!
Hello all.... I hope this finds everyone feeling better than I was for awhile....Hubby was even home from work for days...yucky cough, congestion, ear ache, sore throat.... I'm much better and well, hubbs is going to work tomorrow...
I wanted to show you all, a method that is new to me, for tracing my designs onto my linen...Alot of you probably already use this method, so this might be a boring post for you, but for those that haven't tried this yet, I'm here to tell ya it is AWESOME !!!
I was reading on someone's blog, and forgive me, I travel around so much in blogland, I cannot for the life of me remember who's blog it was, but I am so grateful I happened upon it, but it is " using tulle ( bridal veil fabric) for tracing and transferring your designs to linen...
When I visited the Country Craft Cupboard a few weeks ago, we were discussing this also, and Melanie ( from the store), told me to make sure to buy the thicker stiffer kind.
I took one the wagon from this doodle and re-did the design, added a beeskep, changed alphabet a bit...enlarged the pattern.
Now,just lay the veil fabric over the enlarged pattern...( make sure to pin it )
This is what it looks like when you trace it onto the fabric with a sharpie marker....( I took the pics after I had done all of this, so I laid the fabric with the traced design on it over the backside of the pattern to show you...
Lay it over your linen or monks cloth...trace right over it with your Sharpie and it goes right through onto your linen or monks cloth and Voila !!! And...you can re-use it....
Now....some talented ladies at work again :
Doris (luv2punch) is in an Americana mood...she punched this design from my America and Angels Doodles :
Rebecca ( goodwool) has done it again, with her own version of my Spring Barnyard Wool Applique Pattern done in Needle Punch :
Next, Sher from Old Crow Farm hooked this sweet rug using one of my Spring Thyme Doodles ..she omitted the words "Gentle Pastures"...look at the soft colors....love it !
Hope you are all being creative, constructive and happy !